Catullus 1

1Cui dono lepidum novum libellumdedication to Nepos
Catullus 1 is traditionally arranged first among the poems of the Roman poet Catullus, though it was not necessarily the first poem that he wrote.wikipedia
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Cornelius Nepos

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It is dedicated to Cornelius Nepos, a historian and minor poet, though some consider Catullus's praise of Cornelius's history of the Italians to have been sarcastic.
* Chronica, an epitome of universal history; Catullus seems to allude to the "Chronica" in his dedication to Nepos.

Hendecasyllable

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The meter of this poem is hendecasyllabic, a common form in Catullus's poetry.
Forty-three of Catullus's poems are hendecasyllabic; for an example, see Catullus 1.

Ancient Rome

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Catullus 1 is traditionally arranged first among the poems of the Roman poet Catullus, though it was not necessarily the first poem that he wrote.

Catullus

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Catullus 1 is traditionally arranged first among the poems of the Roman poet Catullus, though it was not necessarily the first poem that he wrote.

History of Italy

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It is dedicated to Cornelius Nepos, a historian and minor poet, though some consider Catullus's praise of Cornelius's history of the Italians to have been sarcastic.

Neoteric

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He also calls his work "new"; the poems are recently made and therefore new, but they are also new as some of the first examples of Neoteric poetry in the Latin language.

Latin

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He also calls his work "new"; the poems are recently made and therefore new, but they are also new as some of the first examples of Neoteric poetry in the Latin language.

Metre (poetry)

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The meter of this poem is hendecasyllabic, a common form in Catullus's poetry.

Rhyme

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For instance, Catullus includes partial rhymes in the poem Cui dono lepidum novum libellum.