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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Translated from the Latin by Ryan Gallagher: Latin and essays included.
He is the most personal of Latin poets, and more personal than any Greek poet incl Poetry. He is the most personal of Latin poets, and more personal than any Greek poet including Sappho Paperbackpages. Published March 15th by Bootstrap Productions first published CatullusLesbia Catullus. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. View all 4 comments. I wish I’d read this book in high school, I would have liked the Romans more.
Yes, Catullus wrote poems to and about his friends, erotic poems, invectives and condolences but I personally believe that he lives up to his fame as the inventor of the “angry love poem”. His spiteful humor is great and the petty is strong, resounding as clear today as two millennia ago.
He is only tender about his brother and Lesbia, and in the end she gets it hot as well. Catullus was a Bdoas poet that lived through some of the most tumultuous days of the Roman Republic, from about b. He spent tettis short life socializing in the best of circles, and his poetry contains jabs at Julius Caesar and Cicero, among other notables.
He left behind poems, most of which are either memorializing his ill-starred affair with a woman named Lesbia or Clodiatetix was probably married to another man, or viciously attacking his contemporaries. But there is much to enjoy here.
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The quote from Nicolson above sums up the experience of reading Catullus nicely; he really does spend an awful lot of time slinging mud at his adversaries, and nothing about this book is tender. I would rate the poetry on its own a 3. Vulgar, obscene, offensive, yet often hilarious, sometimes beautiful and incredibly moving. Catullus poems are powerful and always packed with emotion. Many modern readers will probably find him very relatable as well.
He rages against his ex-lover Lesbia and calls her a whore in several poems and not in a roundabout way either yet is still obviously madly in love with her.
He both praises and insults his friends and fellow poets, and often accuses them of questionable sexual practices. My fav Vulgar, obscene, offensive, yet often hilarious, sometimes beautiful and incredibly moving.
My favourite poems were however the ones where he mourns his brother who died in battle. And in doing so, I have gained a new appreciation for Classical literature. In the last few weeks, I have read Sophocles and Sappho, both of which I loved, and now decided to read some Roman literature, starting with the poems of Catullus, a couple of which I translated in high school once.
The majority of the remaining 25 percent are a metaphor for his penis. Most of it is super juvenile, but I have to admit that I laughed quite a lot, and the translations and commentary by Peter Green were extremely well done. He’s not the most “poetic” of the the Classical Latin poets I’ve read – but he wrote with such a passion and intensity that his poems are wonderfully engaging regardless.
You can scan the Latin, however, and get the sense of the poems and then swing your eyes ove Catullus. You can scan the Latin, however, and get the sense of the poems and then swing your eyes over to see how they might best be interpreted. I do remember the schoolboy chant we used to mumble during Latin exams: We do know that he was born in Verona during the 80s BC, but spent most of his life in Rome. He was not very kind to his friends, and devastating to his enemies.
Many of the poems are bawdy; some downright obscene. He tells early on about his love for a woman, Lesbia, who was several years older than he.
These poems are almost tender. Then, he loses her, and his poetic output becomes rageful and insulting — but he still loves her. He was not politically correct. Many of his poems are pessimistic about the qualities of man. In poem 73, for example: Expect no thanks ever, from anyone, Look for no kind return for kindness done: Now he is The most implacable of my enemies. At worst, he is original; at best, he is brilliant. Catullus poem is probably the greatest poem in Latin and one of the greatest poems ever.
Here it is in Latin: The last line is often quoted in this fashion: Frater, ave atque vale Brother, hail and farewell. I did not care for the translations on the whole. So I am including one by Grace Andreacchi: Through many peoples and many seas have I travelled to thee, brother, and these wretched rites of death I bring a last gift but can speak only to ashes Since Fortune has taken you from me Poor brother!
Sep 17, K. Gaius Valerius Catullus, a man himself of great refinement and taste. Onnistunut draaman kaari kokoelmassa.
Rooman tasavallan raunioilla rohkeata Caesarin pilkkaa. These poems are hysterical, and at times almost sweet, but overall they’re sexist and violent-though to be fair, that’s more telling about the time period in which they were written than the poet himself.
I am somewhat at a loss for words. Apart from being at times extremely witty, at times extremely vulgar, and at times extremely obscure, and this translation on a whole not feeling very poetic per se, it was still a surprisingly enjoyable read. I have no Latin and less Greek but one of my favourite people told me that to declaim Catullus in the original in the comfort of ones own bathroom for the acoustics, of course is one of the greatest pleasures of life.
H one to resist the temptation of fleeting joy, I availed myself of a copy of the great man’s work. My bathroom has a pitiful acoustic so I am moving house.
Obviously, being able to cry ‘paresque nobis nouem continuas fututiones’ when granny is in the house is one joke that i I have no Latin and less Greek but one of my favourite people told me that to declaim Catullus in the original in the comfort of actulo own bathroom for the acoustics, of course is one of the greatest pleasures of life.
Obviously, being able to cry ‘paresque nobis nouem continuas fututiones’ when granny bdas in the house is one joke that is never going to get old.
Sealhulgas vanade roomlaste armastusluulet: Alrededor de este tema amoroso aparecen subrayados las cualidades de la fidelidad y el amor.
The Complete Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus
El lenguaje plasmado en esta primera parte se acerca mucho al de la comedia y el folklore popular. Mientras para la mujer el matrimonio es la esperanza de una mejor vida, para el hombre aparece como el momento de la renuncia a los placeres y la vida alegre. Los temas y el lenguaje de los epigramas son similares a los de los poemas cortos de la primera parte. Si bien estos epigramas son cortos y directos, su estructura es compleja y muy bien armada. Catullus’ short poems are fun and funnyclever, and hilariously vulgar, with some memorable images and put-downs.
The same cannot be said for his longer poems 60 through 68which caused me to lose some of my initial enthusiasm with his work. But all the references to sex and bodily functions in the other poems made me feel like a schoolboy just discovering naughty words. Proof positive that ancient literature can be both an intellectual exercise and great fun.
But that just added to the charm for me. Revelatory, for someone with little knowledge of the history of Greek or Roman poetry. Martin’s translation is very contemporary.
Wish it was paired with the latin so that I could try to tell how far he’s stretched things De los mejores poetas latinos. Born in Verona, sometime around 84 BC, Catullus spent most of his brief adult life at Rome, where he was neck deep in a society that was morally and politically fractured and crumbling fast. His poetry bares all his preoccupation with his world: Catklo can be crude and cruel, but mostly he is passionate, and never more so than in his famous lyrics to Lesbia.
Lesbia, let us live only for loving, and let us value at a single penny all the loose flap of senile busybodies! She is my life. Do you think Catuloo could ever abuse her, the woman dearer to me than my own eyes are?
My Lesbia, you ask how many kisses would be enough to satisfy, to sate me! Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, another thousand next, another hundred. You may have to sift through it, but chances are you too will find something to smile about that will bring ancient Rome into an authentic and vivid new light. Catullus strikes a different note to what I have read of other Latin poets like Virgil, Horace or Ovid.