A punch almost an aphorism The critiue on how leisure destroys cities makes me think of the machinery of corporate life and our need to busy ourselves with projects without actually contributing to the bottom line in fact in most cases creating misery for everyone involvedThis compendium covers a dazzling array of Catallus tortured love for Lesbia seemingly unreuited at some point he is lowered to despair his criticism and uarrels with his contemporaries very vulgar the death of his brother many allegories of blushing virgin brides Fades handsome Jupiter Helen Troy A modern interpretation of the poems of Catullus which is in part fun to read Very blunt very bitchy very arrogant and very over the top Some of the poems can be clearly understood BY THE ORDINARY READER HOWEVER WITHOUT DETAILED NOTES SOME the ordinary reader however without detailed notes some the poems might be a bit obscure A student might need a different translationedition Though In parts some of this sounded Beavis and Butt Head On reading an older translation of these works which has some similarities but is poetic than this newer translation fragments that were missing are here and this version is very vulgar If easily offended Don t read A good starter Hmm UnsureThe notes are short and lacking and some classical knowledge will get you through OK in parts lacking in others. Surprising tenderness capture Roman society at their bestMost famous for his obsessive love lyrics for the married Lesbia Catullus’ words are an immortal expression of youth rebellion and agonised lo. love lyrics for the married Lesbia Catullus’ words are an immortal expression of youth rebellion and agonised lo. .
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I love Catullus I m a bit biased I know enough Latin to know the original decently well and this translation isn to know the original decently well and this translation isn really the best The introduction seemed to talk about Robert Frost and his relationship with Catullus than talk about Catullus himself I suppose this book has it s uses would make an interesting introduction to the poet But as a collection of Catullus I found it rather lacking But again I m biased Daisy Dunn has rendered Catullus remarkably readable and direct the vulgarity and the sublimity are rendered in plain language That said there seems to be a lot of interpretative work done in the translation and the original Latin is not presented for comparison While Oxford and Penguin editions tone down the direct
And Over Profoundly Dirty References For Easierover profoundly dirty references for easier this sometimes renders things a bit too contemporary This also suffers from lack of contextual notes I bought this on impulse in a bookstore restored from an Orthodox Church in Shanghai for what does bookstore restored from an Orthodox Church in Shanghai for what does buy in a bookstore like this if not poetryI ve only known Catullus for 5 where he kisses Lesbia a thousand and hundred times again and losing count of their kisses like the marvellous song It s Been a Long Long Time I m intrigued by people like Catallus and Richard Feynman who seem to have experienced that once in. Written in the twilight of the Roman Republic the poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus offers a delicious insight into the passions and gossip of high Roman societyFrom the poet and his friends to cultural. A lifetime irreplaceable love so powerful that I would trust reading only
their works because of my full conviction that I can finally relateworks because of my full conviction that I can finally relate themLove because of my full conviction that I can finally relate to themLove his approvalOn the left before the rightWho could envisage beings fortunateWho a love blessedLeisure Catullus is bad for youAt leisure you are restless too ill at easeLeisure has before now destroyed kingsAnd their wealthy citiesWhat a lady says to a lover in the momentOught to be written on the wind and running waterHistorically I ve not been a fan of poetry because there seems to be a pressure to get it or proclaim that poetry is superior to prose as Walter Benjamin puts it but I typically really DON T get it my mind needs to rest on something concrete and real Thankfully my reading these poems was prefaced by a talk in the Sinan Mansions where a professor of Fudan University proclaimed that and how poetry helps us resist the frustration of the average ness of our speech us resist the frustration of the average ness of our speech physical body when we view our inner souls as not averageHence while reading this book with the chiming of the bells of the Victoria Theatre I started to perceive the beauty of Catallus poetry the simplicity of using fewer words to convey so many images in his epic poems I enjoy his even shorter poems which delivers a message or a snapshot of Roman life with. And political titans including Caesar Cicero and Pompey his cutting modern verse spares no one In this new translation by Daisy Dunn author of Catullus’ Bedspread his obscene honesty arrogant wit and.