• Catullus I, Profane Poems
  • Reception and Receptivity in Catullus 64
  • Inachia, Horace, and Neoteric Poetry

Callimachus was considered part of the Greek Neoteric poets and Catullus became a more "modern" Neoteric poet.

The most significant surviving Latin Neoteric is Catullus.

Ovid's Catullus and the Neoteric Moment in Roman Poetry ..

Neoteric poets deliberately turned away from classical Homeric epic poetry
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he feels that this will soften Gellius’s feelings toward catullus, but no matter how hard he tries, catullus feels his efforts are in vain and that his good intentions were worthless.

Horace’s relationship with Neoteric poetry is ambivalent

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Latin Poets: Overwhelming feelings of love are described in both Ovid’s stories of metamorphoses, and in the poetry of Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Sulpicia. Choose two tales from Ovid’s , describe the ways in which the love relationship is expressed, and compare each tale with a passage or poem from one (or more) of the other poets. You may choose passages you consider to parallel the Ovid story, or passages you think are substantially different. In your comparison, consider such elements as the depiction of the lover and the object of love, the relative commitment of the partners, the surrounding milieu (e.g.


Catullus Quotes (Author of The Complete Poems)

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Extra Notes to Consider:
The purpose of the poem is to show the affection of Catullus's love on "Lesbia"
The Poem is addressing to "Lesbia."
Noun Adj.

[To Course Notes on Catullus: Catullus as Neoteric Poet] Poem 28
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Although she is spoken of only obliquely, in the third person and as , Lesbia is clearly the focus and the target of this artful and highly charged poem. Whether or not she can be identified with the aristocratic, self-indulgent caricature of Cicero's , , Catullus engages in this poem with an impressive Roman woman of wide experience in life and literature. The complexity and subtlety of the poem are a tribute to Lesbia's sophistication and wit, evidenced by her conciliatory approach to a hostile lover cloaked in the guise of a vow to the love gods. While Lesbia's original communication (probably a private letter) doesn't exist, it seems certain that Catullus quotes her accurately, particularly her carefully worded phrase (lines 6-7), as he plays on its ambiguity to his own advantage. While reconciliation with Catullus appears to be Lesbia's goal and the termination of his iambic invective attacks (such as the scathing ) only a means to ensure it, it is equally possible that the reverse is true and she is guilty of manipulation. The poet, on the other hand, makes his response to her on purely literary grounds, never broaching the topic of their reconciliation. Lesbia's vow is a sly combination of religion, love, poetic assessment, and self-interested business practice which, Catullus says, she offers (line 10). While this poem is not one of the to which Lesbia objects, it is no less passionate if more graceful and literate a response both to her and to the critics of the or "new" poets who prefer large epic poems on public themes in the rustic tradition of the early Roman poet (c. 239 -169 BCE). 36, at once compact, colloquial, personal, and attentive to poetic aesthetic, opens and closes with the same line that humorously proposes and triumphantly asserts Catullus' substitution of contemporary epic poetry for burning: . The poem falls into two major parts: lines 1-10 introduce Lesbia's clever parody of a vow and her motivation, her judgment of him () balanced by his characterization of her (); lines 11-20 contain a hymn to Venus, at once lyric, sardonic and erudite (), which demonstrates that Catullus' poetry is decidedly not . The meter is Phalaecean , Catullus' most characteristic verse and one favored by the Neoterics (). For close analysis of this poem, see the article by Marsilio in the .