William Fitzgerald

William Fitzgerald is a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. His books include Catullan Provocations and Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination.

Badmouthing City: Catullus

William Fitzgerald, 23 February 2006

Peter Green’s splendid new translation of Catullus makes quite a substantial volume: more than three hundred pages in all, with an introduction, parallel text in Latin and English, notes, glossary and index. Such treatment doesn’t feel quite right for this ‘new witty booklet, all fresh-polished with abrasive’, as Catullus describes the book he dedicates to Cornelius...

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