A Companion to Catullus - eBook
A Companion to Catullus - eBook  -     Edited By: Marilyn B. Skinner
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781444393781
ISBN-13: 9781444393781

Publisher's Description

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

Editorial Reviews

"This volume is strongly recommended to scholars and teachers for its sound exposition of a given Catullan problem and as a point of departure for any student starting out to explore the Catullan oeuvre." (Sjarlene Thom, 2009)

"This Companion will be the best of companions to young Catullus scholars, as a strong starting point for work on the most important questions in Catullan studies." (New England Classical Journal, February 2009)

"This Companion will be the best of companions to young Catullus scholars, as a strong starting point for work on the most important questions in Catullan studies." (New England Classical Journal, February 2009)

"The volume's 27 essays are the work of a team of internationally renowned scholars.... It deserves a place in both the libraries of academic institutions as well as the well-stocked public library." (Reference Reviews, Issue 7 2008)

"Abounds with scholarship of a high order, state-of-the-art literary history and criticism, and, not least, solid practical advice for readers and instructors." (Choice)

"This reviewer recommends the book without reservation not only to the Catullus specialist, but also and especially to all classicists and teachers." (Scholia Reviews)

"Offers modern youth a direct hotline with an ancient author." (Journal of Classics Teaching)

"It is a strong volume, to which the student meeting Catullus for the first time and the highly experienced reader can be sent with confidence." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

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