Catullus and His Influence

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CATULLUS AND HIS INFLUENCE

I. CATULLUS THE MAN

THERE was no "Who's Who" in Rome! What would we not give for an authorized edition of such a work! If Cicero, for example, had wanted to look up quickly the personal, political and poetical standing of Catullus, he would have been as helpless as if he had been told to send a wireless to Chicago for an aëroplane to bring over a case of "Wrigley's" to the senate house! Cicero, to be sure, might have asked his fellow-orator Calvus about the latter's crony, the young Catullus from Verona, and have learned in that way many facts and no little gossip. But, alas! we cannot yet electrify into life the ashes of Calvus and listen at his lips to eloquent praise of his quondam friend. A couple of centuries later Suetonius undertook a kind of biographical dictionary of

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Editors' Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • I. Catullus the Man 3
  • II. Catullus the Poet 45
  • III. Catullus in the Roman Empire 67
  • IV. Catullus in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 94
  • V. Catullus on the Continent Since the Renaissance 123
  • VI. Catullus in England 136
  • VII. Conclusion 219
  • Notes and Bibliography 223
  • Notes 225
  • Bibliography 231
  • Index of Catullus Poems 235
  • Index of Authors 238
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