By Henry Stead

ISBN-10: 0198744889

ISBN-13: 9780198744887

Catullus, the most Hellenizing, scandalous, and emotionally expressive of the Roman poets, burst onto the British cultural scene through the Romantic period. It used to be now not until eventually this socially, politically, and culturally explosive epoch, with its mania for all issues Greek, that Catullus' paintings used to be first totally translated into English and performed a key position within the countercultural and commercially pushed classicism of the time. formerly marginalized at the traditional
eighteenth-century curriculum as a captivating yet debauched minor love poet, Catullus was once chanced on as a huge poetic voice within the past due Georgian period through reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and received common appreciate. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new means of
understanding the major function Catullus performed in shaping Romanticism by means of interpreting significant literary engagements with Catullus, from John Nott of Bristol's pioneering book-length bilingual variation (1795), to George Lamb's polished verse translation (1821). He identifies the impact of Catullus' poetry within the paintings of diverse Romantic-era literary and political figures, together with Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hunt, Canning, Brougham, and Gifford, demonstrating the measure of its cultural

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