By Henry Stead
eighteenth-century curriculum as a captivating yet debauched minor love poet, Catullus used to be chanced on as a big poetic voice within the overdue Georgian period by way of reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and gained common recognize. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new approach of
understanding the most important function Catullus performed in shaping Romanticism by way of analyzing 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 effect of Catullus' poetry within the paintings of various Romantic-era literary and political figures, together with Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hunt, Canning, Brougham, and Gifford, demonstrating the measure of its cultural
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A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821 (Classical Presences) by Henry Stead