Who is Gaius Valerius CatullusGaius Valerius Catullus (Classical Latin: [ˈɡaːiʊs waˈɫɛriʊs kaˈtʊlːʊs]; c. 84 - c. 54 BCE), often referred to simply as Catullus (Classical Latin: [kaˈtʊlːʊs], kə-TUL-əs), was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote chiefly in the neoteric style of poetry, focusing on personal life rather than classical heroes. His surviving works are still read widely and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art.
Catullus's poems were widely appreciated by contemporary poets, significantly influencing Ovid and Virgil, among others. After his rediscovery in the Late Middle Ages, Catullus again found admirers such as Petrarch. The explicit sexual imagery which he uses in some of his poems has shocked many readers. Yet, at many instruction levels, Catullus is ...
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Gaius Valerius Catullus Poems
- Let-s Live And Love: To Lesbia
Let us live, my Lesbia, let us love,
and all the words of the old, and so moral,
may they be worth less than nothing to us!
Suns may set, and suns may rise again: ...
- Lesbia Railing
LESBIA forever on me rails.
To talk of me, she never fails.
Now, hang me, but for all her art,
I find that I have gained her heart. ...
- Driven Across Many Nations
Driven across many nations, across many oceans,
I am here, my brother, for this final parting,
to offer at last those gifts which the dead are given
and to speak in vain to your unspeaking ashes, ...
- Lesbia-s Sparrow
All you Loves and Cupids cry
and all you men of feeling
my girlâ??s sparrow is dead,
my girlâ??s beloved sparrow. ...
- Invitation: To Fabullus
Youâ??ll dine well, in a few days, with me,
if the gods are kind to you, my dear Fabullus,
and if you bring lots of good food with you,
and donâ??t come without a pretty girl ...
Top 10 most used topics by Gaius Valerius CatullusLove 14 I Love You 14 Girl 10 Brother 7 Sad 6 Never 6 Great 6 Mind 6 Happy 5 Farewell 5
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Comments about Gaius Valerius CatullusAntigonejournal: "gaius valerius catullus loved poetry and the company of poets... at the same time, however, he hated bad poetry – hated it with a passion he otherwise reserved for his rivals in love and the politicians he despised." what verse drove the man to despair?
Nekomatapoetry: catullus 51 is a poem by roman love poet gaius valerius catullus (c. 84 – c. 54 bc). it is an adaptation of one of sappho's fragmentary lyric poems, sappho 31. catullus replaces sappho's beloved with his own beloved lesbia.
Antigonejournal: "gaius valerius catullus loved poetry and the company of poets... at the same time, however, he hated bad poetry – hated it with a passion he otherwise reserved for his rivals in love and the politicians he despised." what verse drove the man to despair?
Chattering_mags: gaius valerius catullus - on his brother's death
Classicalwisdom: lesbia was the literary pseudonym used by the roman poet gaius valerius catullus to refer to his lover and is the subject of 25 of catullus' 116 surviving poems, & these display a wide range of emotions, ranging from tender love, to sadness & disappointment, & to bitter sarcasm.
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