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Acerbic wit and stinging satire are contrasted with delicate sensibility and passionate desire in the work of the Latin poet Catullus. Armed with an urbane sophistication and an aristocratic circle of friends, Catullus moved about easily in the upper ranks of Roman society and was acquainted with Cicero, Caesar, and Pompey among others. His poems describe the lifestyle prevalent among his circle in the middle of the first century B.C. But it is his description of his love affair with a married woman he calls Lesbia which is the basis of his fame. His influence on later Latin poets and Renaissance writers was immense.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 6/5/2011

    " My favorite roman poet. Ah, to be a catholic school girl reading the dirty poems again.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Olga | 5/21/2011

    " Couldn't put it down. It seems the translator takes liberties, but with joyful poetic talent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 3/26/2011

    " Gorgeous poetry, as only the Roman could write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristie | 3/23/2011

    " Translation is pretty decent if you keep in mind the translator did not do a literal translation, rather tried to keep rhyme and meter to the poems. Really the only way to read Catullus is in Latin or you miss a lot of the great puns!

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