From 2.00pm until 5.00pm
At ONLINE ONLY
In Bed with Catullus - ONLINE
Saturday 15th August 2020 2-5pm
Catullus wrote both elegy and invective. In some poems he is drowning in his love for Lesbia, in others insulting friends and in others still being downright enigmatic and confusing. This Saturday Afternoon Seminar will unpick a broad range of his work to uncover the persona of Catullus as presented in his words. We will look at the relationship he had with Cynthia and through a close reading of a broad range the poems, uncover the way he saw and thought about his lover, the Roman world and its people. Participants are advised to read a selection of Catullus’ work in preparation.