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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Marlianus Mediolanensis Ioannes Franciscus Epithalamium in nuptiis Blancae Mariae Sfortiae et Iohannis Corvini

Epithalamium

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Poem written specifically for the bride on the way to her marital chamber.

Poem written specifically for the bride on the way to her marital chamber.

Marlianus Mediolanensis Ioannes Franciscus Epithalamium in nuptiis Blancae Mariae Sfortiae et Iohannis Corvini
Titlepage of In Nuptias illustrium Joan. de Zamoscio, by Jan Kochanowski, Cracow, 1583
Venus and Cupid, Lorenzo Lotto, 1530, Metropolitan Museum of Art

This form continued in popularity through the history of the classical world; the Roman poet Catullus wrote a famous epithalamium, which was translated from or at least inspired by a now-lost work of Sappho.

T. P. Wiseman

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Named as Peter Wiseman in other sources, is a classical scholar and professor emeritus of the University of Exeter.

Named as Peter Wiseman in other sources, is a classical scholar and professor emeritus of the University of Exeter.

Catullan Questions (1969).

Gaius Licinius Macer Calvus

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Orator and poet of ancient Rome.

Orator and poet of ancient Rome.

Son of Licinius Macer and thus a member of the gens Licinia, he was a friend of the poet Catullus, whose style and subject matter he shared.

Robert Hayman's 1628 book Quodlibets devotes much of its text to epigrams.

Epigram

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Brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement.

Brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement.

Robert Hayman's 1628 book Quodlibets devotes much of its text to epigrams.

Authors whose epigrams survive include Catullus, who wrote both invectives and love epigrams – his poem 85 is one of the latter.

Catullus 68

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Poem 68 is a complex elegy written by Catullus who lived in the 1st century BCE during the time of the Roman Republic.

Ariadne being discovered by Dionysos on the island of Naxos, where she was abandoned by Theseus after helping him kill the Minotaur. Ariadne is being crowned with stars, corresponding to the constellation Corona ("crown").

Catullus 64

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Ariadne being discovered by Dionysos on the island of Naxos, where she was abandoned by Theseus after helping him kill the Minotaur. Ariadne is being crowned with stars, corresponding to the constellation Corona ("crown").

Catullus 64 is an epyllion or "little epic" poem written by Latin poet Catullus.

Lost literary work

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Document, literary work, or piece of multimedia produced some time in the past, of which no surviving copies are known to exist.

Document, literary work, or piece of multimedia produced some time in the past, of which no surviving copies are known to exist.

Lost poems of Sappho. Only a few full poems and fragments of others survive. It has been hypothesized that poems 61 and 62 of Catullus were inspired by lost works of Sappho.

Beatrice Cameron played Lesbia on the West End and Broadway.

Lesbia (play)

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One-act play written by Richard Davey.

One-act play written by Richard Davey.

Beatrice Cameron played Lesbia on the West End and Broadway.
Lesbia with her sparrow, depicted in a 1907 painting by Edward Poynter

The story is a comedy about the relationship between the Roman poet Catullus and his lover Lesbia.

Holland in February 2020

Tom Holland (author)

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English author who has published best-selling books on topics including classical and medieval history and the origins of Islam.

English author who has published best-selling books on topics including classical and medieval history and the origins of Islam.

Holland in February 2020

In Attis (1996), he took historical figures from the ancient Roman Republic like Pompey and the poet Catullus and put them in a modern setting among a string of brutal murders.

Catullus 13

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Cenabis bene, mi Fabulle, apud me is the first line, sometimes used as a title, of Carmen 13 from the collected poems of the 1st-century BC Latin poet Catullus.