Dunn, Daisy Catullus' Bedspread

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A biography of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first great poet, a dandy who fell in love with another man's wife and made it known to the world through his timeless verse. Famed for his lyrical, subversive voice, Catullus was Rome's first and foremost poet. Amid the death of the Roman Republic, his life, as told through his poetry, was beset with love, loss, political conflict and above all, a desire for escape. Catullus' Bedspread follows the young poet's journey from his native Verona to Rome, filled with all the indulgences and sexual, social mores of the time, and then his lasting affair with the married Clodia, whom he would immortalise in his poetry. While Catullus and Clodia made love in the shadows, the whole of Italy was quaking as Caesar, Pompey and Crassus forged a doomed allegiance. When the older Clodia in turn betrayed Catullus for another man, the result was his greatest work, Poem 64: the wonderful, mythical tale of a sorrowful marriage and a lover's desertion, told through a picture on a bedspread. For a year Catullus turned his back on Rome, Italy and love. In his journey of escapism he encountered new geography, new cultures and at last an understanding that there was no escape, that yearning for the past, recent or ancient, is futile. Following a brush with the might of Caesar, and a cunning evasion, Catullus died, at the age of just thirty. Drawing on his peerless poetry and turbulent circumstances, Daisy Dunn's immediate narrative rediscovers Catullus the man, Rome's most 'modern' poet - oscillating between the glorious past and the vivid, sensual present.

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Dr Daisy Dunn is a British writer, based in London. She read Classics at Oxford, followed by an MA in Art History at the Courtauld and a PhD in Classics, funded by the AHRC, at UCL, where she also taught Latin. She also writes for the Daily Telegraph, Spectator, Standpoint, Evening Standard, History Today, and Apollo. She frequently delivers lectures and public talks around London. She is a trustee of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and sits on the board of Classical Association News.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet, Daisy Dunn, Daisy Dunn's immediate narrative rediscovers the life and poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first 'modern' poet, a dandy who fell in love with another man's wife and made it known to the world through his timeless verse. Living through the debauchery, decadence and political machinations of the crumbling Great Republic, Gaius Valerius Catullus's fervent poetry was filled with emotion, wit and lurid insight into some of the republic's most enduring figures. In his own scandalous love affairs brimmed all the decadence, debauchery and spectacle of his time. Born in Verona in c. 82BC, Catullus' name remains famous after two thousand years for the sharp, immediate poetry with which he skewered society in the great Republic. From mocking political Rome's sparring titans - Pompey, Crassus and his father's friend, Julius Caesar - to his wry observations of cavorting youths, money-grabbing brothel-keepers or slaves who knew too much, Catullus was a reckless forefather of social satire. But it was by his erotic, scandalous but tender love elegies that he became known, remaining a monumental figure of reference for poets from Ovid and Virgil onwards. Tracing his journey across youth and experience, from Verona to Rome, Bithynia to Lake Garda, Daisy Dunn rediscovers the world of Catullus' passions. She explores the adventures at sea described by his breathless syllables, the private dinners, lovers' trysts and power games all amid the trembling death of the Roman republic, written with a wit and energy that Catullus would surely have enjoyed. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007554331

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