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By Henry Stead

Catullus, some of the most Hellenizing, scandalous, and emotionally expressive of the Roman poets, burst onto the British cultural scene throughout the Romantic period. It was once no longer till this socially, politically, and culturally explosive epoch, with its mania for all issues Greek, that Catullus' paintings was once first absolutely translated into English and performed a key position within the countercultural and commercially pushed classicism of the time. formerly marginalized at the traditional
eighteenth-century curriculum as an enthralling yet debauched minor love poet, Catullus was once came upon as a tremendous poetic voice within the overdue Georgian period through reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and received frequent appreciate. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new method of
understanding the main function Catullus performed in shaping Romanticism by means of reading significant literary engagements with Catullus, from John Nott of Bristol's pioneering book-length bilingual version (1795), to George Lamb's polished verse translation (1821). He identifies the impact of Catullus' poetry within the paintings of diverse Romantic-era literary and political figures, together with Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hunt, Canning, Brougham, and Gifford, demonstrating the measure of its cultural
penetration.

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