By Henry Stead
eighteenth-century curriculum as an enthralling yet debauched minor love poet, Catullus used to be came across as an incredible poetic voice within the past due Georgian period through reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and received frequent recognize. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new means of
understanding the foremost 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 variation (1795), to George Lamb's polished verse translation (1821). He identifies the effect of Catullus' poetry within the paintings of diverse 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