Catullus. Tibullus. Propertius


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The Late Republic poet Gaius Valerius Catullus had a lasting influence on the Augustan poets Ovid, Horace and Virgil. Today, Catullus’ love poetry retains its raw power in vividly expressing the frenzy of love. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Catullus’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions, Dual Latin and English text and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Catullus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Catullus, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Provides both verse and prose translations of the poems
* Includes Francis Warre Cornish’s celebrated translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition – available in no other collection
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Catullus’ works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the poems or sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Catullus’ rare fragments, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies – discover Catullus’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: this eBook is not an update of our previous Catullus eBook, but instead an entirely new eBook, redesigned and remade with images, introductions and different translations. We regret we are unable to offer updates for the previous Catullus eBook published in 2010.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... At non effugies meos iambos. II Hunc lucum tibi dedico Consecroque Priape, Qua domus tua Lampsacist Quaque lege Priapi. Nam te praecipue in suis Urbibus colit ora Hellespontia ceteris Ostriosior oris. NOTES i The dedication is to Cornelius Nepos, an amiable man but dull historian. It was probably intended as a preface to some only of the poems. 1. dorw, am I giving? more vivid than am I to give? though the latter is of course possible; cf. the well-known in qua te quaero proseucha? (Juv. iii. 296). 2. pumice. Cf. xxii. 8. 6. iam turn cum. Emphatic. Nepos found time to praise him even when engaged on his own great work. 7. Onme aevum, i.e. the Chronica of Nepos, a history of all time. 8. laboriosis, full of research. 9. quidquid hoc libelli, qualecunque. Self-depreciatory; whatever its worth, whatever its kind. 10. patrona virgo, Le. the Muse. The sudden invocation is not unnatural. Bergk's correction, patroni tit ergo, that for its patron's sake, is ingenious and gives additional point, but it is not necessary. 11. perenne, through the years; or perhaps unaging, an intentional surprise after plus uno. II To Lesbia's sparrow. 3. primum digitum, finger-tip. 5,6. When the bright lady of my longing love is minded to try some charming play (Munro). 8, 9. dolor, grief; e.g. at being parted from her lover, ardor, the passion of love. 9. credo, ah yes lit. I believe it, for Catullus has felt the same grief. Iia A fragment, or possibly complete in itself. Lesbia may have sent him an apple, a common lover's gift (cf. lxv. 19), and this may be his acknowledgment. puellae, Atalanta, who stopped to pick up the go...
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