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Ca·tul·lus

 (kə-tŭl′əs), Gaius Valerius 84?-54? bc.
Roman lyric poet known for his love poems to an aristocratic woman he named "Lesbia," but whose true identity he hid.
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Catullus

(kəˈtʌləs)
n
(Biography) Gaius Valerius (ˈɡaɪəs vəˈlɪərɪəs). ?84–?54 bc, Roman lyric poet, noted particularly for his love poems
Catullan adj
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Ca•tul•lus

(kəˈtʌl əs)

n.
Gaius Valerius, 84?–54? B.C., Roman poet.
Ca•tul′li•an, adj.
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Catullus

[kəˈtʌləs] NCatulo
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Catullus

[kəˈtʌləs] nCatullo
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And then she would sit on my knee, and we would translate Catullus together,--into English kisses; for she was curiously interested in the learned tongue.
With him Sauterne was to Medoc what Catullus was to Homer.
Then there were Lucilius, and Catullus, and Naso, and Quintus Flaccus, - dear Quinty!
Certain odd minutes every day went to learning things by heart; he never took a ticket without noting the number; he devoted January to Petronius, February to Catullus, March to the Etruscan vases perhaps; anyhow he had done good work in India, and there was nothing to regret in his life except the fundamental defects which no wise man regrets, when the present is still his.
Here's BRITISH BIRDS, and CATULLUS, and THE HOLY WAR--a bargain, every one of them.
Lectiones Memorabiles; Volume III: Selections From Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Livy, Ovid, and Vergil
Sasha Steensen "translates" Catullus's hendesyllabic form (in the original Latin, an 11 syllable line) in the included "Hendes," as she describes in her note to the poem sequence:
Let's hope Mrs Evans may be a little more circumspect if this evening's ref has a name derived from, say, Catullus or Virgil.
Michael Putnam (1982, 46) singles out "personality" as Catullus's genius.
Dennis in The I Tatti Renaissance Library, published in 2006 and reviewed in the spring 2007 Neo-Latin News), so this was also the place to which Giovanni Gioviano Pontano and his humanist friends went to recreate the ambience of Lesbia and Catullus. The poems treat of friendship, old age, and the variety of human relationships, and it is in this variety that the complexity of Pontano's poetic persona, and life, appears.
A lyric writer who reveals or appears to reveal his innermost emotions and struggles may seem to be composing in the tradition of writers like Sappho and Catullus. (31) Another of Totius' poems seems to reverberate a topos first employed by Sappho and later by Catullus, where a hapless plant is cruelly destroyed by someone or something passing by:
Among the great bards providing inspiration in the book are Sappho, Catullus, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath, as well as Meltham-based poet Simon Armitage.