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By Henry Stead

Catullus, essentially the most Hellenizing, scandalous, and emotionally expressive of the Roman poets, burst onto the British cultural scene in the course of the Romantic period. It was once no longer till this socially, politically, and culturally explosive epoch, with its mania for all issues Greek, that Catullus' paintings used to be first absolutely translated into English and performed a key function 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 used to be came upon as an immense poetic voice within the past due Georgian period through reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and received frequent admire. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new approach of
understanding the foremost function Catullus performed in shaping Romanticism by means 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 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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