The Poems of Catullus

Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus,Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242647

Category: History

Page: 339

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"Peter Green is an outstanding translator. The reader's excited anticipation of pleasure and instruction on receiving a new translation of a Latin poet by Green is not disappointed. This is a labor of love which makes Catullus accessible to the Latinless reader and more familiar to those who can read Latin."--Susan Treggiari, Stanford University "For almost half a century Peter Green has been one of the finest of all modern translators of classical verse. His Catullus is well up to his usual form--recapturing for a contemporary audience the wit, malice, erudition and erotic charm of the Latin original."--Mary Beard, author of The Parthenon
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Ovid, the Love Poems

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836335

Category: Poetry

Page: 265

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Translations of Ovid's love poems.
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The Complete Poetry of Catullus

Author: Catullus

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299177734

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Catullus’ life was akin to pulp fiction. In Julius Caesar’s Rome, he engages in a stormy affair with a consul’s wife. He writes her passionate poems of love, hate, and jealousy. The consul, a vehement opponent of Caesar, dies under suspicious circumstances. The merry widow romances numerous young men. Catullus is drawn into politics and becomes a cocky critic of Caesar, writing poems that dub Julius a low-life pig and a pervert. Not surprisingly, soon after, no more is heard of Catullus. David Mulroy brings to life the witty, poignant, and brutally direct voice of a flesh-and-blood man, a young provincial in the Eternal City, reacting to real people and events in a Rome full of violent conflict among individuals marked by genius and megalomaniacal passions. Mulroy’s lively, rhythmic translations of the poems are enhanced by an introduction and commentary that provide biographical and bibliographical information about Catullus, a history of his times, a discussion of the translations, and definitions and notes that ease the way for anyone who is not a Latin scholar.
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Eclogues

Author: Virgil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 48

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Catullus

Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rome

Page: 273

View: 4814

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Catullus

Author: Julia Haig Gaisser

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199280347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 606

View: 7756

A collection of the most interesting and important articles on Catullus from around 1950 to 2000, together with three short pieces from the Renaissance. The readings demonstrate a number of approaches and challenges readers to look at Catullus in different ways. An introduction by Julia Haig Gaisser traces recent themes in Catullan criticism.
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Epigrams

With Parallel Latin Text

Author: Martial

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199645450

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9487

"If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave." The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climbers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indignation at the vices they expose. This selection brings Martial to a twenty-first century readership in a prose translation that pulls no punches and presents him in all his moods. It establishes his originality as a literary author, and the significance of his achievement as the poet who conquered epigram for Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Poems

Author: Catullus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937491

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 3465

One of the most versatile of Roman poets, Catullus wrote verse of an almost unparalleled diversity and stylistic agility, from the brevity of the epigram to the sustained elegance of the elegy. This collection contains all of Catullus' extant work and includes his lyrics to the notorious Clodia Metelli - married, seductive and corrupt - charting the course from rapturous delight in a new affair to the torment of love gone sour; poems to his young friend Iuventius; and longer verse, such as the extraordinary tale of Attis, a Greek youth who castrates himself in a fit of religious ecstasy. Ranging from the tender, moving and passionate to the vicious and even obscene, these are poems of astonishingly modern force and content.
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Catullus' Bedspread

The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet

Author: Daisy Dunn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062317040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9463

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time, from doomed love affairs to shrewd political maneuvering and backstabbing—an accessible, appealing look at one of history’s greatest poets. Born to one of Verona’s leading families, Catullus spent most of his young adulthood in Rome, mingling with the likes of Caesar and Cicero and chronicling his life through his poetry. Famed for his lyrical and subversive voice, his poems about his friends were jocular, often obscenely funny, while those who crossed him found themselves skewered in raunchy verse, sudden objects of hilarity and ridicule. These bawdy poems were disseminated widely throughout Rome. Many of his poems recall his secret longstanding affair with the seductive older Clodia. While Catullus and Clodia made love in the shadows, the whole of Italy was quaking as Caesar, Pompey and Crassus forged a doomed alliance for power. During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty that will achieve immortality and make Catullus a legend. Catullus’ Bedspread includes an 8-page color insert.
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The Poems

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192835734

Category: Elegiac poetry, Latin

Page: 205

View: 8591

Of the Greek and Latin love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 B.C.) is one of those who holds the most immediate appeal for the twentieth-century reader. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry, and is analyzed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods--from ecstasy to suicidal despair. This study includes English verse translations of his work, along with a chronology, explanatory notes, and a brief bibliography.
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Poems to Friends

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603841865

Category: Poetry

Page: 155

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"A fugitive handprint in a bowl of cream, a bird tangled in the grapevines of a mural, holy women who clap their voices into prayers-this is a world of unexpected beauty, and Pucci as a translator deserves our respect and praise for having clapped these poems into songs."-Joel C. Relhan, Wheaton College, Norton, MA. Owing to the rich storehouse of information it contains, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535-600) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that overshadows an appreciation of the poems' literary value. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus' personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical sweep of the poet's lines while paying attention to the literary qualities that make these poems masterpieces of their kind. The volume includes an overview of late antique Gaul, Fortunatus' biography, interpretations of the poems, prosopographical introductions, maps, bibliography, and indices. Joseph Pucci is Associate Professor of Classics and in the Program in Medieval Studies and Associate Professor of comparative Literature at Brown University.
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The Poems of Catullus

An Annotated Translation

Author: Catullus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107028558

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

View: 5644

An up-to-date translation of Catullus with a contemporary feel that showcases his radical voice and edgy sensibility.
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The Satires

Author: Juvenal,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198147562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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Juvenal, whose work dates from the early second century A.D., is commonly considered to be the greatest Roman satirical poet. Addressing Roman society, his sixteen satires are notable for their bitter, ironic humor; power of invective, grim epigrams; sympathy with the poor; and narrow pessimism. Juvenal greatly influenced later satirists, most notably, Samuel Johnson. This new translation of the Satires vividly conveys Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few, economical phrases. With an introduction and notes outlining background information and explaining contemporary allusions, this new translation is fully accessible to the modern reader.
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Greek Lyric Poetry

The Poems and Fragments of the Greek Iambic, Elegiac, and Melic Poets (Excluding Pindar and Bacchylides) Down to 450 BC

Author: M. L. West

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The Greek lyric, elegiac, and iambic poets of the two centuries from 650 to 450 BC - Archilochus and Alcman, Sappho and Mimnermus, Anacreon, Simonides, and the rest - produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity, perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, reflecting all the joys and anxieties of their personal lives and of the societies in which they lived. This new poetic translation by a leading expert captures the nuances of meaning and the whole spirit of this poetry as never before. It is not merely a selection but covers all the surviving poems and intelligible fragments, apart from the works of Pindar and Bacchylides, and includes a number of pieces not previously translated. The Introduction gives a brief account of the poets, and explanatory Notes on the texts will be found at the end.
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The Poetic Edda

Author: Carolyne Larrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199675341

Category: Poetry

Page: 347

View: 4774

This collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry contains the greater narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods.
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A Book of Love Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195042320

Category: Poetry

Page: 393

View: 3496

Poets through the ages offer interpretations of love's changing moods and forms
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The Satires of Horace and Persius

Author: Horace,Persius,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140455086

Category: Poetry

Page: 216

View: 8852

The Satires of Horace (65–8 BC), written in the troubled decade ending with the establishment of Augustus’ regime, provide an amusing treatment of men’s perennial enslavement to money, power, glory and sex. Epistles I, addressed to the poet’s friends, deals with the problem of achieving contentment amid the complexities of urban life, while Epistles II and the Ars Poetica discuss Latin poetry – its history and social functions, and the craft required for its success. Both works have had a powerful influence on later Western literature, inspiring poets from Ben Jonson and Alexander Pope to W. H. Auden and Robert Frost. The Satires of Persius (AD 34–62) are highly idiosyncratic, containing a courageous attack on the poetry and morals of his wealthy contemporaries – even the ruling emperor, Nero.
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The Erotic Poems

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913940

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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This collection of Ovid's poems deals with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, ranging from deeply emotional declarations of eternal devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. In the Amores, Ovid addresses himself in a series of elegies to Corinna, his beautiful, elusive mistress. The intimate and vulnerable nature of the poet revealed in these early poems vanishes in the notorious Art of Love, in which he provides a knowing and witty guide to sexual conquest - a work whose alleged obscenity led to Ovid's banishment from Rome in AD 8. This volume also includes the Cures for Love, with instructions on how to terminate a love affair, and On Facial Treatment for Ladies, an incomplete poem on the art of cosmetics.
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Poems 61-68

Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus,John Godwin

Publisher: Aris & Phillips

ISBN: 9780856686719

Category: History

Page: 235

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Although Catullus is one of the best known of the Roman poets it is his shorter poems that are more familiar. This is the first edition of the long poems of Catullus in a single volume which with the companion edition by John Godwin of the shorter poems completes all Catullus' surviving work. This edition aims to describe and discuss recent scholarship on the poems, seeing them in their context and intertext as fully as possible. Latin text with facing-page translation, introduction and commentary.
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Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195170725

Category:

Page: N.A

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