Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 January 2016

352 Pages | 29 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198744887

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A Cockney Catullus

The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821

Henry Stead

Classical Presences

  • Examines why the British Romantic era was especially receptive to Catullus' poetry
  • Explores his presence in the work of some of the leading figures of Romantic literature, such as Leigh Hunt and John Keats
  • Presents numerous close readings which illuminate the social, cultural, and personal context of the Romantic-era writers
  • Provides translations of all Latin excerpts, as well as a timeline which charts the key events in the reception of Catullus during the Romantic era

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