A Companion to Catullus (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient by Marilyn B. Skinner

By Marilyn B. Skinner

During this significant other, foreign students supply a complete evaluate that displays the newest developments in Catullan studies.

Explores the paintings of Catullus, the most effective Roman ‘lyric poets’.
Provides discussions approximately construction, style, kind, and reception, in addition to interpretive essays on key poems and teams of poems.
Grounds Catullus within the socio-historical global round him.
Chapters problem obtained knowledge, current unique readings, and recommend new interpretations of biographical proof.

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Unfortunately, this ferment in present critical discourse seldom trickles down to high-school or even undergraduate college classrooms, although on both levels of Latin instruction Catullus is now one of the three ancient authors most commonly encountered. As Ancona and Hallett demonstrate in this volume, his current pedagogical popularity is likewise a nascent phenomenon. Within the living memory of many North American teachers, Catullus was a text assigned only on the college level, and then with some trepidation: despite their relatively easy syntax and their immediate emotive appeal, the poems were deemed simply too racy for the young.

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