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By David Wray

This literary examine of the first-century BCE Roman poet, Catullus makes use of units of comparative versions to provide a brand new knowing of his poems. the 1st comprises cultural anthropological debts of male social interplay within the premodern Mediterranean, and the second one, the postmodern poetics of such twentieth-century poets as Louis Zukofsky, that are characterised by way of simultaneous juxtaposition, a "collage" aesthetic, and self-allusive play. The booklet can be of curiosity to scholars of comparative literature and gender experiences in addition to to classicists.

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