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Catullus is one of the liveliest and most appealing Roman poets. His emotion, charm, and apparent spontaneity resonate with readers as strongly today as in antiquity. This sophisticated literary and historical introduction brings Catullus to life for the modern listener and presents his poetry in all its variety of emotions, subjects, and styles.

  • Places Catullus in a social, historical, and literary context
  • Examines Catallus's style and subjects, and provides a literary introduction to his major themes of love, social life, and politics
  • Discusses the reception of the poems by translators and interpreters
©2009 Julia Haig Gaisser (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Sian John
  • 07-05-18

Really interesting but read a bit fast

This is a really interesting book. The reader has great diction and a lovely voice to listen to but the reading speed was quite fast making it hard to keep up with the concepts. When reading the poems she was great and I wish the whole book had been read at or about that speed, it felt like she was galloping along a bit which was particularly hard in some of the more involved discussions.