- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (12 Jan. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521319684
- ISBN-13: 978-0521319683
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 404,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Catullus and his World: A Reappraisal Paperback – 12 Jan 2008
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'T. P. Wiseman's Catullus and his World must be one of the most readable and exciting new books about a Latin poet for many years … [It] can confidently be recommended to anyone interested in Catullus and not just to the professional classical scholar or student.' Francis Cairns, The Times Literary Supplement
'Disarmingly readable, and with many a neat turn of phrase, it is a valuable study of Catullus and his time, full of shrewdness and common sense, sometimes subtle, sometimes provocative.' Richard Jenkyns, The Times Higher Education Supplement
'I applaud the book as a scintillating work of imaginative scholarship.' Peter Jones, The Times
'The book deserves to become required reading for all students of late-republican Rome, its society and its literature.' Tony Woodman, British Book News
Top Customer Reviews
So much of this book is concerned with the politics of the late Republic, the depiction and representation of elite women, a long analysis of Cicero's Pro Caelio - all of which is fascinating in its own right but methodologically misses the point surprisingly that gender and gendered representations are conditioned by genre and so a woman in Catullus' love poetry has both generic antecedents as well as a textual function that can't be automatically assumed to be the same as that which underpins Cicero's forensic speech.
As a background read, or for anyone with a general and unspecialised interest in this field then Wiseman is excellent (although his footnotes are undecipherable to a non-classicist, and frquently include untranslated latin and Greek); but for the serious student of Catullus, Cicero or Republican Rome something far more methodologically sophisticated is needed.