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Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood

Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood

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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521661270

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  • This literary study of the first-century BCE Roman poet, Catullus uses two sets of comparative models to offer a new understanding of his poems. The first consists of cultural anthropological accounts of male social interaction in the premodern Mediterranean, and the second, the postmodern poetics of such twentieth-century poets as Louis Zukofsky, which are characterized by simultaneous juxtaposition, a "collage" aesthetic, and self-allusive play. The book will be of interest to students of comparative literature and gender studies as well as to classicists.

    • Puts Catullus' poems in the broad context of modern (Romantic, Modernist and postmodernist) notions about poetry and the 'lyric'
    • Applies comparative, cultural anthropological material to a reading of Catullus' poetry as social performance of selfhood in the specific context of the Late Roman Republic
    • Focuses on Catullus' use of archaic and Hellenistic Greek poets as models for his own performance of Roman manhood
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    "Because of the technical nature of the language and ideas, this text is clearly aimed at graduate students and scholars in the field of Latin poetry and comparative literature." Religious Studies Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521661270
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Catullan criticism and the problem of lyric
    2. A postmodern Catullus?
    3. Manhood and Lesbia in the shorter poems
    4. Towards a Mediterranean poetics of aggression
    5. Code models of Catullan manhood
    Works cited
    Passages discussed
    General index.

  • Author

    David Wray, University of Chicago
    David Wray is Assistant Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. He received his doctorate from Harvard and has previously taught at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. He has published articles on Roman and Hellenistic Greek poetry and literary translation and is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Classical Philology.

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