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Schedule of Topics and Bibliography

Part I:  Catullus' world

1. convivium:  12, 13

  • Cicero, ad Fam. 9.26; Att. 2.14.1
  • Gowers, Emily. The Loaded Table. Oxford, 1993. 220-244.
  • Nappa, Christopher. Aspects of Catullus’ Social Fiction. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Ch 4.

2. Home and abroad:  31, 34, 44, 46

  • Wiseman, Catullus and his World, 92-115.

3. the urbani:  Veranius and Fabullus (28, 47); Egnatius (39); Cicero (49); Cato (56); Arrius (84); Gellius (74, 80, 88-91, 116)

  • Cicero, Att. 1.14.5; In Cat. 2.22-4; Att. 1.16.11; Fam. 7.32.2
  • Adler, Eve. “Comites Catulli.” Catullan Self-Revelation. New York: Arno Press, 1981. 60-72.
  • Cairns, Francis. "Catullus in and about Bithynia: Poems 68, 10, 28, 47." Myth, History, and Culture in Republican Rome. Ed. D. Braund and C. Gill. University of Exeter Press, 2003. 165-90.
  • Forsythe, Phyllis Y.  "The Gellius Cycle of Catullus."  Classical Journal 68 (1972-73) 175-77.
  • Richlin, Amy.  "Systems of Food Imagery in Catullus."  Classical World 81 (1988) 355-63.
  • Skinner, Marilyn. “Lesbia and her Lovers, II: Gellius.” Catullus in Verona. Columbus: Ohio State, 2003. 83-93.

4. Caesar and his henchmen:  Caesar (29, 54, 57, 93); Mamurra (41, 43, 94, 105, 114, 115); Vatinius (14, 53)

Plutarch, Life of Caesar, esp. chs. 1-32
Richlin, Garden of Priapus, 144-56 on invective.
Skinner, Marilyn B.  "Parasites and Strange Bedfellows:  A Study in Catullus' Political Imagery [Poems 28, 29, 47, 57]."  Ramus 8 (1979) 137-52.

Part II:  Poems about Poetry

Poems 1, 14, 16, 22, 27, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 50, 95, 113, 116

  • Cicero, Att. 7.2.1; Tusc. 3.45; Orat. 161 on neoterics.
  • Batstone, William. "Catullus and the Programmatic Poem: The Origins, Scope, and Utility of a Concept." A Companion to Catullus. Ed. M. Skinner. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007. 235-53.
  • Clausen, Wendell.  "Callimachus and Latin Poetry."  In Approaches to Catullus.  Ed. Kenneth Quinn.  (Cambridge 1972) 269-84.
  • Feeney, Denis. “Representation and the Materiality of the Book.” Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers. Ed. Ian Du Quesnay and Tony Woodman. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2012. 29-47.
  • Finamore, John F.  "Catullus 50 and 51: Friendship, Love and Otium."  Classical World 78 (1984) 11-19.
  • Fitzgerald, William.  "Catullus and the Reader: The Erotics of Poetry."  Arethusa 25 (1992) 419-443.
  • Lyne, R.O.A.M.  "Neoteric Poets."  Classical Quarterly N.S. 28 (1978) 167-87.
  • Nappa, Christopher. Aspects of Catullus’ Social Fiction. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Ch 5-6.
  • Solodow, J.P.  "Forms of Literary Criticism in Catullus:  Polymetric vs. Epigram."  Classical Philology 84 (1989) 312-19.
  • see also Elder in Approaches to Catullus

Lesbia and her sparrow
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Lesbia Weeping over a Sparrow (1866)

Part III:  Catullus' arrangement of his collection

Poems 1-14

  • Dettmer, Helena. Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus. New York: Peter Lang, 1997.
  • Forsythe, Phyllis Y.  "The Lady and the Poem: Catullus 35-42."  Classical Journal 80 (1984) 24-26.
  • Ferguson, John.  "The Arrangement of Catullus' Poems."  Liverpool Classical Monthly 11 (1986) 2-6, 18-20.
  • Gutzwiller, Kathryn. “Catullus and the Garland of Meleager.” Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers. Ed. Ian Du Quesnay and Tony Woodman. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2012. 79-111.
  • Hubbard, T.K.  "The Catullan Libellus."  Philologus 127 (1983) 218-37.
  • Segal, C.P.  "The Order of Catullus, Poems 2-11."  Latomus 27 (1968) 305-21.
  • Skinner, Marilyn B.  Catullus' Passer:  The Arrangement of the Book of Polymetric Poems.  New York 1981.
  • -----, ed.  Special Issue of Classical World 81.5 (1988) 337-401.

Part IV:  Love and Sexuality

Women in the collection:  10, 17, 27, 32, 41, 43, 86, 100, 110, 111, 113

  • Forsythe, Phyllis Y.  "The Ameana Cycle of Catullus."  Classical World 70 (1977) 445-50.
  • Skinner, Marilyn. "Ut decuit cinaediorum: Power, Gender, and Urbanity in Catullus 10." Helios 16 (1989): 7-23.

Lesbia:  2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 37, 43, 51, 58, 60, 68, 70, 72, 75, 76, 79, 83, 85, 86, 87, 92, 107, 109

  • Greene, Ellen. "The Catullan Ego: Fragmentation and the Erotic Self." American Journal of Philology 116 (1995) 77-94; rpt. in The Erotics of Domination: Male Desire and the Mistress in Latin Love Poetry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1998. 1-17.
  • _____. "Gendered Domains: Public and Private in Catullus." The Erotics of Domination: Male Desire and the Mistress in Latin Love Poetry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1998. 18-36.
  • Skinner, Marilyn. “Lesbia and Language.” In Catullus in Verona: A Reading of the Elegiac Libellus, Poems 65-116. Columbus: Ohio State, 2003. 60-95.
  • _____.  "Clodia Metelli."  Transactions of the American Philological Association 113 (1983) 273-287.
  • _____.  "Pretty Lesbius."  Transactions of the American Philological Association 112 (1982) 197-208.
  • see Copley in Approaches to Catullus

Caelius Rufus:  58, 69, 77, 100

  • Arkins, Brian.  "Caelius and Rufus in Catullus."  Philologus 127 (1983) 306-11.

Juventius:  15, 21, 23, 24, 48, 81, 99

  • Adler, Eve. "Flosculus Iuventiorum." Catullan Self-Revelation. New York: Arno Press, 1981.
  • Richlin, Amy.  "Not Before Homosexuality:  The Materiality of the Cinaedus and the Roman Law against Love between Men."  Journal of the History of Sexuality 3 (1993) 523-73.
  • Williams, Craig. Roman Homosexuality. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Letter to Hortensius and Coma Berenices: 65, 66

  • Woodman, Tony. "A Covering Letter: Poem 65." Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers. Ed. Ian Du Quesnay and Tony Woodman. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2012. 130-52.
  • Du Quesnay, Ian. "Three Problems in Poem 66." Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers. Ed. Ian Du Quesnay and Tony Woodman. Cambridge: Cambridge, 2012. 153-83.

 

 

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