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By Marilyn B. Skinner

During this significant other, foreign students supply a complete evaluation that displays the newest tendencies in Catullan studies.

Explores the paintings of Catullus, the most effective Roman ‘lyric poets’.
Provides discussions approximately construction, style, type, and reception, in addition to interpretive essays on key poems and teams of poems.
Grounds Catullus within the socio-historical international round him.
Chapters problem got knowledge, current unique readings, and recommend new interpretations of biographical facts.

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Later still, Aulus Gellius refers to c. 16); this must surely be a generic reference of some sort, since it would be otiose to observe that Catullus had written something in a poem. 5, and it is not clear whether this is further evidence of lost poems). If Charisius’ statement derives (as some believe) from an invective against Catullus by Asinius Pollio, it is, like Seneca’s reference to c. 53, a near-contemporary witness to the collected Hendecasyllabi. (I do not regard fr. ) Ancient authorities, then, acknowledge cc.

A partial dactylic hexameter plus a complete pentameter are cited by Charisius from ‘‘Caluus in carminibus’’ (fr. 15); Nonius Marcellus cites the partial hexameter in a slightly different form without naming a work. 133 cites an epigramma of Martial against Pompey, but a partial citation of the poem in Seneca the Elder (Controv. 7) allows it to be attributed correctly to Calvus (fr. 18). For Calvus, then, we have collected Poemata that include one in hendecasyllabics and one in glyconics and pherecrateans; an Epithalamium in hexameters; the epyllion Io; a collection of Carmina containing elegiac couplets; and a possible collection of Epigrammata.

10) quotes one hendecasyllabic as representing the usage of ‘‘C. Caluus in poematis’’ (fr. 2). (Asconius cites fr. ) A fragment which ‘‘must come from an epithalamium in glyconics and pherecrateans’’ comparable to c. 61 (Courtney 1993: 203) is cited by Charisius from ‘‘Licinius Caluus in poemate’’ (fr. 4). Priscian cites a portion of a hexameter from ‘‘Caluus in epithalamio’’ (fr. 5). Two authorities (pseudo-Probus and ‘‘Servius Danielis’’ [a term designating material added to certain MSS of Servius’ commentary on Vergil from a second ancient source, generally thought to be another ancient Vergilian commentator named Aelius Donatus]) cite hexameters from ‘‘Caluus in Io’’ (frr.

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