British National Bibliography

The Poems of Catullus / Gaius Valerius Catullus

http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/017048982

BNB number GBB517585
ISBN 13
9781107028555
9781107682139
abstract
"The Roman poet Catullus is one of the most popular and frequently studied ancient authors. His poems were written just over two thousand years ago during the chaotic but culturally vibrant final decades of the Republic and deal with themes of passion and grief, friendship and enmity, politics, literature and myth. This new translation, the product of a collaborative effort between a classicist and a poet, allows modern readers to experience his poems rather as his ancient Roman audience did. The poems are presented as contemporary and concise with a new energy and pace that both enhance Catullus' appeal for non-specialists and challenge specialists to consider his work from a fresh perspective. Extensive notes are provided, as well as an introduction which takes account of modern poetics and popular culture. The translation will appeal not only to classicists but also to lovers of literature in general and poetry in particular"--
"This approach to translation may have been good for students of Latin, but it has prevented Catullus from gaining the widespread appeal of poets like Homer, Sappho, and Vergil. Catullus' style is uncannily modern, his concerns timeless; in fact, as Martin himself notes, Catullus is probably the only classical poet to have had significant influence on modern English poetry (xxii). In recent history, however, Catullus been approached as a poet tied tightly to his historical context, ancient Rome of the late Republic, and useful primarily to students of Latin and classics"--
alternative title Works. English
contributor
Thomson, Jeffrey
Uzzi, Jeannine Diddle, 1971-
contributor
Thomson, Jeffrey
Uzzi, Jeannine Diddle, 1971-
date published 2015
has extent viii, 224 pages
has language note Translated from the Latin.
has note on contents Includes bibliographical references.
isbn
9781107682139
9781107028555
language
eng
lat
name The Poems of Catullus : an annotated translation
subject
874.01
Catullus, Gaius Valerius
Catullus, Gaius Valerius--Translations into English
title The Poems of Catullus : an annotated translation
type
BibliographicResource
Book
Book
author Catullus, Gaius Valerius
creator Catullus, Gaius Valerius
has carrier type volume
has content type text
has media type unmediated
identifier GBB517585
publication Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
same as GBB517585