Synopses & Reviews
Sensual, salacious and above all scandalous, the erotic verse of the Roman poet Catullus has delighted-and shocked-readers for centuries. Charting the lives and loves of a group of smart young men about Rome during the late Republic. Catullus' urbane poetry is renowned for its emotional range and psychological insight, not to mention its often startling obscenity. They highlight both the intense lyricism and the scabrous wit of the original poems. Both tender and coruscating, elegant and unrestrained, here is poetry to fall in (and out) of love by, celebrating the power of friendship and the even stronger bond of enmity: poetry of passion.
Poems of Love and Hate, translated by Josephine Balmer.