Reading Latin: The Poems of Catullus

Birgitta Hoffmann

Catullus was a young poet in the middle of the power struggles of the Late Roman Republic. Good looking, well connected with Caesar’s camp, rumoured to be Clodia’s lover, he knew Rome’s elite and was well established enough to be able to satirize them without fearing for his livelihood.

This term we will be reading a selection of the poems – not just the love poetry in Book I of his collection, but also the more political and satirizing later poems.

Newcomers are always welcome but should ensure that they are familiar with Latin Grammar and vocabulary at roughly A-level or beyond, feel free to ask to come for a trial session if you are unsure.

Reading list:
Any edition of Catullus will do, the Latin poems are available online ,
but if you are looking for a text with notes I recommend Kenneth Quinn’s edition at Bloomsbury (please note – NOT the selected poems by the same publisher!)

Day: Mondays          Time: 14.00-15.30 BST
10 sessions, starting on April 25, 2022.

Venue/Virtual Learning Environment

For 4-7 students

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£10/session n/a 4 7

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below. If you would like to pay via BACS or Paypal please contact Birgitta Hoffmann for details.
Birgitta Hoffmann
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: mobile: 07747 533 070


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