A Companion to Catullus (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Catullus (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Marilyn B. Skinner (editor)Paperback

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In this companion, international scholars provide a comprehensive overview that reflects the most recent trends in Catullan studies. * Explores the work of Catullus, one of the best Roman 'lyric poets' * Provides discussions about production, genre, style, and reception, as well as interpretive essays on key poems and groups of poems * Grounds Catullus in the socio-historical world around him * Chapters challenge received wisdom, present original readings, and suggest new interpretations of biographical evidence

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About Author

Marilyn B. Skinner is professor of classics at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her previous publications include Catullus' Passer: The Arrangement of the Book of Polymetric Poems (1981), Catullus in Verona (2003), Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans (co-edited, 2004), and Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture (Blackwell, 2005).


List of Illustrations x Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations xiii Notes on Contributors xx 1 Introduction 1 Marilyn B. Skinner Part I The Text and the Collection 11 2 History and Transmission of the Text 13 J. L. Butrica 3 Authorial Arrangement of the Collection: Debate Past and Present 35 Marilyn B. Skinner Part II Contexts of Production 55 4 The Valerii Catulli of Verona 57 T. P. Wiseman 5 The Contemporary Political Context 72 David Konstan 6 The Intellectual Climate 92 Andrew Feldherr 7 Gender and Masculinity 111 Elizabeth Manwell Part III Influences 129 8 Catullus and Sappho 131 Ellen Greene 9 Catullus and Callimachus 151 Peter E. Knox Part IV Stylistics 173 10 Neoteric Poetics 175 W. R. Johnson 11 Elements of Style in Catullus 190 George A. Sheets 12 Catullus and Elite Republican Social Discourse 212 Brian A. Krostenko Part V Poems and Groups of Poems 233 13 Catullus and the Programmatic Poem: The Origins, Scope, and Utility of a Concept 235 William W. Batstone 14 The Lesbia Poems 254 Julia T. Dyson Hejduk 15 Sexuality and Ritual: Catullus' Wedding Poems 276 Vassiliki Panoussi 16 Catullan Intertextuality: Apollonius and the Allusive Plot of Catullus 64 293 Jeri Blair DeBrohun 17 Poem 68: Love and Death, and the Gifts of Venus and the Muses 314 Elena Theodorakopoulos 18 Social Commentary and Political Invective 333 W. Jeffrey Tatum Part VI Reception 355 19 Catullus and Horace 357 Randall L. B. McNeill 20 Catullus and Vergil 377 Christopher Nappa 21 Catullus and Roman Love Elegy 399 Paul Allen Miller 22 Catullus and Martial 418 Sven Lorenz 23 Catullus in the Renaissance 439 Julia Haig Gaisser 24 The Modern Reception of Catullus 461 Brian Arkins Part VII Pedagogy 479 25 Catullus in the Secondary School Curriculum 481 Ronnie Ancona and Judith P. Hallett 26 Catullus in the College Classroom 503 Daniel H. Garrison Part VIII Translation 521 27 Translating Catullus 523 Elizabeth Vandiver Consolidated Bibliography 542 General Index 568 Index Locorum 585

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  • publication date: 23/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781444339253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9781444339253
  • weight: 1032
  • ISBN10: 1444339257

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