Catullus’ full name
Gaius Valerius Catullus
Date of Birth-Death
84 B.C- 54 B.C
Sirmio on Lake Garda
Type of family Catullus was born to
Lived most of his life in this city
Group of poets he was part of
City neoterics were centered in
Short poems (not long epics)
Flowing, rhythmic poetry
Joking, light-hearted poetry
Scholarly, intelligent poetry
Multiple personalities/people in poetry
Number of poems he wrote
Themes of his poetry
Hymns, Mini-epics, Friends, Eroticism & Love, Invectives, Condolences
Lesbia’s real name
How many poems are about Lesbia?
How much older was Lesbia than Catullus?
Catullus refers to their love as what?
Why is she called “Lesbia”
Modeled after Greek poet, Sappho, who ran a school for girl on the island of Lesbos
Year his brother dies