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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 through 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 used to be first totally 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 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
penetration.

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