The Poems of Catullus
by Gaius Valerius Catullus, a review from The New Republic by Emily Wilson.
"Peter Green, an eminent historian of the ancient world, is one of the best translators of classical poetry in our age. He has done the definitive modern Juvenal, and his version of Apollonius of Rhodes's dense, allusive epic poem The Argonautica actually makes it enjoyable to read. His translations of Ovid's elegiac poetry are probably his masterpiece as a translator. He manages to re-create Ovid's verbal fluency and lightness of tone in a convincing English equivalent of Latin elegiac meter. Green's Ovid, like the original, is always readable, always clever, and frequently offensive. He has now produced a translation of the complete poems of Catullus, with facing Latin original and extensive notes. It is a superb piece of work, despite some disappointments." Read the entire New Republic review.