A Brief History of Reading the Roman Poet Catullus

Students presented a poster display, on April 7, describing how different communities of readers through history responded to Catullus’ vivid poetry. Presented by LAT 312 The Age of Cicero.

Satiric, raunchy, and erotic, Catullus is one of the most influential poets of the Roman world. His poetry was read, imitated, and used as inspiration by poets during the Roman Empire and Renaissance poets and scholars, and beyond