By Marilyn B. Skinner

ISBN-10: 1444393782

ISBN-13: 9781444393781

During this spouse, foreign students offer a accomplished evaluation that displays the latest tendencies in Catullan studies.

Explores the paintings of Catullus, the best Roman ‘lyric poets’.
Provides discussions approximately construction, style, type, 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 facts.

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Modern scholars have largely neglected these ancient citations (the exception is Giardina 1974, which E. A. Schmidt 1979 tries to refute) while pursuing instead the possibly chimerical collection which they call the Passer (‘‘Sparrow’’) of Catullus, despite the lack of any allusion to it among the ancient citations. Some may, of course, wish to see this as a ‘‘popular’’ alternative title for the Hendecasyllabi, others as the title of a smaller collection that has been subsumed within the collected Hendecasyllabi.

Discussing his own light poetry in emulation of Catullus, Pliny the Younger reveals the diversity of titulature possible for such collections: ‘‘The one thing that seems to need stating in advance is that I’m thinking of inscribing these trifles of mine Hendecasyllabi, a title limited by meter alone. So, if you prefer to call them Epigrammata or Idyllia or Eclogae or, as many do, Poematia, you may call them that; I offer only Hendecasyllabi ’’ (Ep. 8). The Greek diminutive poematia is a close enough equivalent of poemata to show that the Hendecasyllabi of Catullus could have been called his Poemat(i)a, just as the Poemata of Calvus and Cinna could presumably have been called their Hendecasyllabi.

92) means ‘‘in one of the Carmina’’; but if these collections were indeed created by grammatici or librarii, then perhaps both formats coexisted in Antiquity. Modern scholars have largely neglected these ancient citations (the exception is Giardina 1974, which E. A. Schmidt 1979 tries to refute) while pursuing instead the possibly chimerical collection which they call the Passer (‘‘Sparrow’’) of Catullus, despite the lack of any allusion to it among the ancient citations. Some may, of course, wish to see this as a ‘‘popular’’ alternative title for the Hendecasyllabi, others as the title of a smaller collection that has been subsumed within the collected Hendecasyllabi.

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