Catullus

Burl's spirited Catullus [contains] lively translations by Burl and Humphrey Clucas, and they do not shirk or bowdlerise the poems.

Catullus

Author: Aubrey Burl

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781848683914

Page: 235

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`Catullus's poems [are] a mixture of the refined and the obscene quite without parallel in literature...a sort of Baudelaire but tougher...Burl's spirited Catullus [contains] lively translations by Burl and Humphrey Clucas, and they do not shirk or bowdlerise the poems.' James Buchan, Guardian `[Burl's] enthralling and occasionally capricious book ... performs a good job of reconstructing the tough, unforgiving nature of Roman life and nicely details Julius Caesar's scheming personality.' Peter Kerr-Jarrett, New Humanist

ROME Poems

“Fearlessly frank” and “unabashedly vulnerable” (Tracy K. Smith), Dorothea Lasky’s ROME confronts love and heartbreak in the modern world. Dorothea Lasky is one of the most talented American poets of her generation.

ROME  Poems

Author: Dorothea Lasky

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871409402

Page: 96

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“Fearlessly frank” and “unabashedly vulnerable” (Tracy K. Smith), Dorothea Lasky’s ROME confronts love and heartbreak in the modern world. Dorothea Lasky is one of the most talented American poets of her generation. With haunting lines that “recall Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg” (Chicago Tribune) and influences ranging from Drake to Catullus, Lasky fuses the ancient world with the fierceness and heartbreak of everyday life. With each new book, from the grand religiosity of AWE to the flat sadness and nihilism of Black Life to the witchery of Thunderbird, her poems keep gaining an increasingly robust readership and have influenced an entire generation of younger poets. In ROME, Lasky finds herself in the arena of eternal longing and heartsick desire, confronting her ghosts and demons and proving she’s “one of the very best poets we’ve got” (Maggie Nelson).

Roman Poems

Life on the outskirts of modern Rome, seen as an inferno.

Roman Poems

Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872861879

Page: 145

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Life on the outskirts of modern Rome, seen as an inferno.

Damasus of Rome

This is the first comprehensive English language translation of and commentary on the inscribed poetry of Pope Damasus (c.366-384).

Damasus of Rome

Author: Dennis Trout

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735375

Page: 384

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Damasus of Rome makes available in English the epigraphic poetry of Damasus, bishop of Rome from 366 to 384. The translations are accompanied by the Latin text as well as by commentary on the literary, topographic, and archaeological features of Damasus' inscribed epigrams. Antonio Ferrua published the last critical edition of Damasus' poetry in 1942. Since Ferrua's ground-breaking edition, however, much has changed. Recent scholarship has challenged the Damasan authorship of several epigrams, other pieces have been reinstated as Damasan, and archaeology has added fragments that were not known in 1942. Moreover in recent years new ways of appreciating Late Latin poetry have revolutionized thinking about many poets contemporary with Damasus. Damasus of Rome, therefore, not only offers new translations but updates the corpus and criticism of Damasus' poetry. A full introduction situates Damasus in his times by considering his troubled election and the issues that dominated Rome and his papacy. The introduction also sets the poems within the broader sweep of the history of epigraphic poetry at Rome and relates them both to the development of the Christian catacombs and to the emergence of the cults of the Roman saints. Modern scholarship readily acknowledges that the years of Damasus' episcopacy were pivotal ones in the transformation of Rome into a late antique Christian city. His poetry, much of it inscribed at the suburban tombs of the Roman saints and martyrs, played an incalculable but significant role in the redefinition of both Roman and Christian identity in this remarkable age. Damasus of Rome now makes that poetry more readily available to scholars and students alike.

The Priapus Poems

Despite their apparent frivolity, the Priapus poems raise basic questions of class and gender, censorship, and the nature of obscenity.

The Priapus Poems

Author: Richard Walter Hooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780252024436

Page: 147

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Unmistakable by virtue of his exaggerated phallus, Priapus -- one of Rome's minor fertility gods -- inspired a host of epigrammatic poems that offer one of the best primary sources for the study of ancient sexuality. Despite their apparent frivolity, the Priapus poems raise basic questions of class and gender, censorship, and the nature of obscenity. The god's self-conscious indecency placed him squarely in the realm of comedy, but his role as guardian of fertility also gave him a deep religious significance. Richard Hooper's introduction explores this important duality and places the poems in their historical context.

Backgrounds to Augustan Poetry

Traces the developing attitude of poets of the first century BC, considering why they came to write as they did.

Backgrounds to Augustan Poetry

Author: David O. Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521207045

Page: 176

View: 777

Traces the developing attitude of poets of the first century BC, considering why they came to write as they did.

Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry.

Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Ellen Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136646

Page: 234

View: 223

Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form. This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.

No Other Rome

No Other Rome is a poetry collection sparked by a multifarious intertextuality.

No Other Rome

Author: Heather Green

Publisher: Akron Poetry

ISBN: 9781629222066

Page: 90

View: 979

No Other Rome is a poetry collection sparked by a multifarious intertextuality. Love poems, elegies, and meditations draw on Classical, Modern, and contemporary literature, art, architecture and music, to reckon with the rapid move from twentieth-century concerns into an unpredictable present.

Desiring Rome

Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity.

Desiring Rome

Author: Richard Jackson King

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814210201

Page: 328

View: 350

During his last two decades (ca. 2 BCE-17 CE), Ovid composed, but never completed, his Fasti, an elegiac representation of Rome's rites and festivals: only six of twelve month-books remain. Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity. Drawing upon recent scholarship in gender studies and Lacanian film theory, Richard J. King analyzes this exilic incompletion as inviting the citizen male reader into what he calls an "angular" or "skewed" viewpoint, which interrogates the Roman hierarchical and male-dominated social order, insofar as it is mirrored in the Roman calendar of rites and festivals. Ovid (already well known and even infamous as the composer of erotic poems and the Metamorphoses) does this by emulating the civic gesture of "calendar presentation," whereby upwardly mobile adult male citizens caused calendars to be carved in stone and set up in conspicuous public places to reflect the city's pride and to build their own prestige as public figures. In this innovative study, King discusses the Fasti as Ovid's socially strategic use of this gesture. Interrupted by exile and filled with varying explanations of Roman festivals, Ovid's poetic version manifests a form whose brokenness comments on the fractured identity of the exiled poet and citizen subjects generally in an imperial order ambivalent toward its greatest poet.

Catullus Bedspread

During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty ...

Catullus  Bedspread

Author: Daisy Dunn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062317040

Page: 336

View: 106

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time, from doomed love affairs to shrewd political maneuvering and backstabbing—an accessible, appealing look at one of history’s greatest poets. Born to one of Verona’s leading families, Catullus spent most of his young adulthood in Rome, mingling with the likes of Caesar and Cicero and chronicling his life through his poetry. Famed for his lyrical and subversive voice, his poems about his friends were jocular, often obscenely funny, while those who crossed him found themselves skewered in raunchy verse, sudden objects of hilarity and ridicule. These bawdy poems were disseminated widely throughout Rome. Many of his poems recall his secret longstanding affair with the seductive older Clodia. While Catullus and Clodia made love in the shadows, the whole of Italy was quaking as Caesar, Pompey and Crassus forged a doomed alliance for power. During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty that will achieve immortality and make Catullus a legend. Catullus’ Bedspread includes an 8-page color insert.

Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome Second Edition

By introducing the reader to the greatest poets of the ancient world, this compelling collection demonstrates why ancient love poems have stood the test of time and continue to resonate with contemporary audiences.

Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome  Second Edition

Author: Stephen Bertman

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781516547999

Page:

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Erotic desire is as old as the human race and erotic literature as old as civilization. With bold, new translations, the author presents and discusses some of the most beautiful, stirring expressions of erotic desire from the ancient world of Greece and Rome, reaching across three thousand years of history to tap into the many kinds of passion we still know today: new or seasoned, obsessive or unrequited, heterosexual or homosexual, noble or illicit. Students learn the cultural events that led to a grand flourish of erotic poetry in Greece and Rome during the Archaic and Hellenistic periods, as well as the "Golden Age of Rome." Readers traverse the varied works of over 35 different poets: from the epic interludes of Homer and Vergil to the personal lyrics of Sappho and Catullus, from the playful admonitions of Ovid to the dark elegies of Propertius, from a woman's meditations on romance scribbled on a fragile papyrus in Egypt to anonymous verses about lost love scrawled on a crumbling wall in Pompeii. By introducing the reader to the greatest poets of the ancient world, this compelling collection demonstrates why ancient love poems have stood the test of time and continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. Complete with introductions, cultural context, and engaging analysis for each selected work, along with thought-provoking questions to stimulate classroom discussion, Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome is an ideal choice for survey courses in classics, world literature, humanities, sexuality, and gender studies.

A Study Guide for Mari Evans s When in Rome

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

A Study Guide for Mari Evans s  When in Rome

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141034410X

Page: 28

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A Study Guide for Mari Evans's "When in Rome," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Poems of Places

117 ROME ENTERED . . . . T . B . Read . . . 119 ROME . . . . . . . . . T . Aubanel . . .
120 GHETTO DI ROMA . . . . . T . W . Parsons . 122 THE DREAM . . . . . . . . E .
Akers . . . . 123 THE FOUNTAINS OF ROME . . . J . Dyer . . . . . 126 THE
FOUNTAIN OF ...

Poems of Places

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher:

ISBN:

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