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Surpassing the Gods: Infatuation and Agonism in Catullus’s Sappho (51)

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The sixth chapter offers a new reading of Catullus’s version of Sappho (Catullus 51) that shows this celebrated lyric translation to be orbiting the poles of fondness and aggression. It argues that ... More


A Suitable Case for Treatment?: Catullus 51

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a reading of Poem 51 by Cattulus. In lines 5–6 Catullus says that Lesbia's sweet laughter deprives him of all his sense. Catullus then illustrates the various symptoms of his ... More


The Life of Love

John Godwin

in Reading Catullus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Catullus' love poems, focusing on the wider context of sexual manners found in the Roman society he lived in. In most of Catullus' love poems, the name Lesbia appeared ... More


Catullus and Lesbia Translated in Women’s Historical Novels

Elena Theodorakopoulos

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the portrayal of Catullus and Lesbia in contemporary women’s writing, in particular in three historical novels (The Key, by Benita Kane Jaro, The Floating Book, by Michelle ... More


Gender, Geography, and Genre: Catullus’ Constructions of Lesbia in Space and Time

Maxine Lewis

in The Production of Space in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198768098
eISBN:
9780191821875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768098.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a new reading of Catullus’ Lesbia by examining the poet’s spatial poetics. These poetics play a crucial role in shaping the worlds created in the poems. Catullus’ collection ... More


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