Publisher description for A companion to Catullus / edited by Marilyn B. Skinner.


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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


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Catullus, Gaius Valerius -- Criticism and interpretation.