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"Peter Green is an outstanding translator. The reader's excited anticipation of pleasure and instruction on receiving a new translation of a Latin ...Show synopsis"Peter Green is an outstanding translator. The reader's excited anticipation of pleasure and instruction on receiving a new translation of a Latin poet by Green is not disappointed. This is a labor of love which makes Catullus accessible to the Latinless reader and more familiar to those who can read Latin."--Susan Treggiari, Stanford University "For almost half a century Peter Green has been one of the finest of all modern translators of classical verse. His Catullus is well up to his usual form--recapturing for a contemporary audience the wit, malice, erudition and erotic charm of the Latin original."--Mary Beard, author of "The Parthenon"Hide synopsis
The Poems of Catullus (Johns Hopkins University Press) – Trade paperback (1989)
Professor Gaius Valerius Catullus, Charles Martin (Translator)
Trade paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press 1989
ISBN: 0801839262 ISBN-13: 9780801839269
In these new verse translations, Martin makes newly accessible the work of one of ancient Rome's most widely read poets who wrote about the life and language of the people in the streets. (Poetry)In these new verse translations, Martin makes newly accessible the work of one of ancient Rome's most widely read poets who wrote about the life and language of the people in the streets. (Poetry)Hide
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Description:Good. 0801839262 BOOK INTERIOR IS VERY GOOD, Cover has bit of...Good. 0801839262 BOOK INTERIOR IS VERY GOOD, Cover has bit of wear! 1990 3rd Printing The Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD) Trade Paperback; TEXT CLEAN/UNMARKED; color cover surface rubbing w/plastic coating loosening along front + back binding/light edge wear w/corner bends + coupla bumps; spine cocked, remains strong; NOT x-library; No remainder mark; Not book club; 182 pages + 26 preliminary pgs; translated from Latin w/introduction by Charles Martin; main text is 116 Catullus poems (some w/a+b parts); chronology (in prose, not timeline format); notes on poems; brief translator biographical info; color front cover illustration shows "fragment of fresco w/male figure, from the Grottoes of Catullus at Sirmions, 1st century AD w/wrap-around design by Ann Walston; "it is the life + language of Roman streets that gives this poetry its force + lasting appeal. Catullus is a master of passing on the latest, most vicious gossip. No blow is too low to aim at an enemy, not even the sort scratches on walls about people like 'Rufa, the Bolognese wife of Merenius, ' whose scandalous acts in a 'cheap graveyard' live on long after her. But the poet's range of experience is not limited to Roman streets. He knows of life inside Roman villas as well (including Julius Caesar's, where he was a dinner guest). And behind the boastful exaggerations there is often a serious purpose. Catullus sees himself as a moralist, reminding others of what constitutes proper behavior. He is also a student of literature, + his love poems can pair moral pieties w/pungent obscenities or set ancient Greek literary cliches alongside jarring, 'modern' metaphors from the world of Roman high finance"; book interior is VERY GOOD, cover has bit of wear, thus good plus to very good reading copy of 23-year-old important paperback.
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