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By Julia Haig Gaisser

Catullus is among the liveliest and so much attractive Roman poets. His emotion, allure, and obvious spontaneity resonate with readers as strongly this day as in antiquity. This refined literary and ancient creation brings Catullus to lifestyles for the fashionable reader and provides his poetry in all its number of feelings, matters, and styles.Places Catullus in a social, old, and literary contextExamines Catallus's type and topics, and gives a literary creation to his significant subject matters of affection, social existence, and politicsDiscusses the reception of the poems by means of translators and interpreters

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In the Oxford Classical Text, its standard vehicle, the printed text requires only 104 pages in a slender volume barely half an inch thick and only slightly larger than a popular paperback. But this collection, so easily housed in a small modern printed edition, would require a very large papyrus, if we can judge from two papyrus fragments of Roman poetry from close to Catullus’ time: the Gallus papyrus (ca. C–ca. C. D. 17 In either case the bookroll would be a hefty one. 20 Other Latin poetic books from the time of Catullus to the early Augustan period are much shorter and would have required correspondingly smaller bookrolls.

In the Oxford Classical Text, its standard vehicle, the printed text requires only 104 pages in a slender volume barely half an inch thick and only slightly larger than a popular paperback. But this collection, so easily housed in a small modern printed edition, would require a very large papyrus, if we can judge from two papyrus fragments of Roman poetry from close to Catullus’ time: the Gallus papyrus (ca. C–ca. C. D. 17 In either case the bookroll would be a hefty one. 20 Other Latin poetic books from the time of Catullus to the early Augustan period are much shorter and would have required correspondingly smaller bookrolls.

But this collection, so easily housed in a small modern printed edition, would require a very large papyrus, if we can judge from two papyrus fragments of Roman poetry from close to Catullus’ time: the Gallus papyrus (ca. C–ca. C. D. 17 In either case the bookroll would be a hefty one. 20 Other Latin poetic books from the time of Catullus to the early Augustan period are much shorter and would have required correspondingly smaller bookrolls. The books of the De Rerum Natura by Catullus’ contemporary Lucretius range from 1092 to 1455 verses.

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