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By Henry Stead

Catullus, the most Hellenizing, scandalous, and emotionally expressive of the Roman poets, burst onto the British cultural scene throughout the Romantic period. It was once now not until eventually 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 was once found as a tremendous poetic voice within the overdue Georgian period via reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and gained common appreciate. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new means of
understanding the foremost position Catullus performed in shaping Romanticism via reading 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 impact 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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