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The Poems of Catullus

Catullus
Edited with introduction, translation and brief notes by Guy Lee

October 2008

ISBN: 9780199537570

224 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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Of all the classical poets Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84-54 BC) is the most accessible to the modern reader. Presented alongside the original Latin text, this new translation reflects Catullus' mastery of poetic forms as diverse as the lyric, the inventive epigram, and the romantic legend, and shows his passionate, and sometimes dedicated to his lover Lesbia. This edition also includes an introduction to the poet's life and work, and full explanatory notes.

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Catullus

Edited with introduction, translation and brief notes by Guy Lee, Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge

Reviews

`The best current translator of Latin poetry, Guy Lee, has now turned his attention to "The Poems of Catullus" ... this is yet another distinguished version from Lee's pen which deserves to become the standard version both for those with Latin and those studying Catullus in translation, and its author deserves hearty congratulations.' Greece and Rome -

'the work of a consummate Latinist ... with a desire to communicate something of the elegance and verbal flair of his original, a matter close to L.'s heart as the crisp introduction makes plain ... a very persuasive book' Roland Mayer, King's College, London, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, 1993 -