A report on Catullus

Modern bust of Catullus on the Piazza Carducci in Sirmione.
Catullus at Lesbia's by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Bithynia within the Roman Empire
Catullus et in eum commentarius (1554)
Lesbia, 1878 painting by John Reinhard Weguelin inspired by the poems of Catullus

Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote chiefly in the neoteric style of poetry, focusing on personal life rather than classical heroes.

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Modern bust of Catullus on the Piazza Carducci in Sirmione.

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Catullus 85

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Catullus 85 is a poem by the Roman poet Catullus for his lover Lesbia.

Papyrus fragment from the Aetia of Callimachus

Callimachus

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Callimachus (c. 310c.

Callimachus (c. 310c.

Papyrus fragment from the Aetia of Callimachus
Papyrus fragment from the Aetia of Callimachus
Callimachus is thought to have worked under the patronage of Ptolemy II Philadelphus. This bust of him is held at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.
Callimachus wrote six hymns to gods of the Greek Pantheon, including one to Zeus. This statue of the god was found at Camirus and is housed at the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes.
19th-century artistic rendering of the Library of Alexandria, where Callimachus compiled the Pinakes
Vergil's Aeneid interacts frequently with the work of Callimachus. This late-18th-century painting by Jean-Baptiste Wicar shows Vergil reciting his poem to the emperor Augustus.

Catullus, Horace, Vergil, Propertius, and Ovid saw his poetry as one of their "principal model[s]" and engaged with it in a variety of ways.

Cornelius Nepos

Cornelius Nepos

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Roman biographer.

Roman biographer.

Cornelius Nepos

He was a friend of Catullus, who dedicates his poems to him (I.3), Cicero and Titus Pomponius Atticus.

Verona

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City on the Adige River in Veneto, Italy, with 258,031 inhabitants.

City on the Adige River in Veneto, Italy, with 258,031 inhabitants.

The Roman Ponte Pietra in Verona
Equestrian statue of Cangrande I
The Lion of Saint Mark, located in Piazza delle Erbe, the symbol of the Venetian Republic
The Arche scaligere, tombs of the ancient lords of Verona
Panoramic view of the city from Castel San Pietro
Palazzo Barbieri is Verona City Hall
Palazzo del Governo is the seat of the Province of Verona
The Ponte Scaligero, completed in 1356
Verona Arena
Piazza delle Erbe
Porta Borsari
Piazza dei Signori
San Zeno Basilica, like many other Veronese churches, is built with alternating layers of white stone and bricks
The balcony of Juliet's house
The Portoni della Bra
The Verona Cathedral
The Santa Maria Antica
The Sant'Anastasia
The San Giorgio in Braida
An ATV bus in Verona
Verona Porta Nuova railway station
Verona airport

Catullus, Latin poet

Catullus 11

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Catullus 11 is a poem by Catullus.

Sirmio

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Promontory at the southern end of Lake Garda, projecting 3.3 kilometers into the lake.

Promontory at the southern end of Lake Garda, projecting 3.3 kilometers into the lake.

It is celebrated in connection with the Roman poet Catullus, as the large ruins of a Roman villa known as the Grottoes of Catullus on the promontory have been supposed to be his country house.

Quintus Hortensius

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Famous Roman lawyer, a renowned orator and a statesman.

Famous Roman lawyer, a renowned orator and a statesman.

His son Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, a friend of the poet Catullus, was granted the governorship of Macedonia in 44 by Julius Caesar, before switching allegiance to Brutus and perishing after the debacle of the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC. He likely also had a child with Marcia, possibly a daughter or son who became the mother or father of Marcius Hortalus.

Tivoli, Lazio

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Town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30 km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills.

Town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30 km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills.

Landscape showing the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, by Adam Elsheimer, c. 1600
Waterfalls of Tivoli, Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, 1745–1750
The castle of Rocca Pia, built in 1461 by Pope Pius II.
Small area in the old town.
Little Waterfalls under the Ponte Gregoriano.
Upper part of the Temple of the Tosse.
View of Tivoli by Hendrik Frans van Lint, 1731

Maecenas and Augustus also had villas at Tibur, and the poet Horace had a modest villa: he and Catullus and Statius all mention Tibur in their poems.

Marcus Furius Bibaculus

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Marcus Furius Bibaculus (103 BC – ?

Marcus Furius Bibaculus (103 BC – ?

He wrote satirical poems after the manner of Catullus, whose bitterness he rivaled, according to Quintilian (Instit. x.i.196), in his iambics.

Catullus 101

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Catullus 101 is an elegiac poem written by the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus.