Catullus and His World: A Reappraisal


This book is an attempt to read the poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus in his own context; to look at the poet and his works against the cultural realities of the first century BC as recent advances in historical research allow us to understand them. Catullus' own social background, the circumstances of the literary life of his time, the true extent of his works and the variety of audiences he addressed - these and other questions are explored by Professor Wiseman with new and startling results. Contemporary high society and ...

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Catullus and His World: A Reappraisal
1987, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521319683


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