The Poems of Catullus (Paperback)Daisy Dunn (translator)
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Written in the twilight of the Roman Republic, the poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus offers a delicious insight into the passions and gossip of high Roman society.
From the poet and his friends to cultural and political titans, including Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey, his cutting, modern verse spares no-one. In this new translation by Daisy Dunn, author of Catullus' Bedspread, his obscene honesty, arrogant wit and surprising tenderness capture Roman society at their best.
Most famous for his obsessive love lyrics for the married Lesbia, Catullus' words are an immortal expression of youth, rebellion and agonised love.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 110 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
'A superlative translation' Sunday Times
'Translated, with bright-eyed intelligence' Spectator
'An intelligent and often original interpreter of the poetry [she] provides clear, direct and readable translations' Financial Times