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The Resource Catullus, translated by Francis Warre Cornish. Tibullus / translated by J.P. Postgate. Pervigilium Veneris / translated by J.W. Mackail, (electronic resource)

Catullus, translated by Francis Warre Cornish. Tibullus / translated by J.P. Postgate. Pervigilium Veneris / translated by J.W. Mackail, (electronic resource)

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Catullus
Title
Catullus
Statement of responsibility
translated by Francis Warre Cornish. Tibullus / translated by J.P. Postgate. Pervigilium Veneris / translated by J.W. Mackail
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Catullus (84-54BCE) couples consummate poetic artistry with intensity of feeling. Tibullus (c. 54-19 BCE) proclaims love for "Delia" and "Nemesis" in elegy. The beautiful verse of the Pervigilium Veneris (fourth century CE?) celebrates a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love.
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1922-2001
  • 1859-1945
  • 1853-1926
  • 1839-1916
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  • Tibullus
  • Goold, George Patrick
  • Mackail, J. W.
  • Postgate, J. P.
  • Warre Cornish, Francis
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Loeb classical library online
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  • Tibullus
  • Catullus, Gaius Valerius
  • Elegiac poetry, Latin
  • Latin poetry
  • Love poetry, Latin
  • Rome
Summary expansion
Catullus (Gaius Valerius, 84-54 BCE), of Verona, went early to Rome, where he associated not only with other literary men from Cisalpine Gaul but also with Cicero and Hortensius. His surviving poems consist of nearly sixty short lyrics, eight longer poems in various metres, and almost fifty epigrams. All exemplify a strict technique of studied composition inherited from early Greek lyric and the poets of Alexandria. In his work we can trace his unhappy love for a woman he calls Lesbia; the death of his brother; his visits to Bithynia; and his emotional friendships and enmities at Rome. For consummate poetic artistry coupled with intensity of feeling Catullus's poems have no rival in Latin literature. Tibullus (Albius, ca. 54-19 BCE), of equestrian rank and a friend of Horace, enjoyed the patronage of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, whom he several times apostrophizes. Three books of elegies have come down to us under his name, of which only the first two are authentic. Book 1 mostly proclaims his love for "Delia, " Book 2 his passion for "Nemesis." The third book consists of a miscellany of poems from the archives of Messalla; it is very doubtful whether any come from the pen of Tibullus himself. But a special interest attaches to a group of them which concern a girl called Sulpicia: some of the poems are written by her lover Cerinthus, while others purport to be her own composition. The Pervigilium Veneris, a poem of not quite a hundred lines celebrating a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love, is remarkable both for its beauty and as the first clear note of romanticism which transformed classical into medieval literature. The manuscripts give no clue to its author, but recent scholarship has made a strong case for attributing it to the early fourth-century poet Tiberianus--
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Catullus, translated by Francis Warre Cornish. Tibullus / translated by J.P. Postgate. Pervigilium Veneris / translated by J.W. Mackail, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL006/1913/volume.xml
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000106
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • 2nd ed. /
  • revised by G.P. Goold.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674990074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938494
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Catullus, translated by Francis Warre Cornish. Tibullus / translated by J.P. Postgate. Pervigilium Veneris / translated by J.W. Mackail, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL006/1913/volume.xml
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000106
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
  • 2nd ed. /
  • revised by G.P. Goold.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674990074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938494
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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