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Catullus Poem on Attis: Text and Contexts Ruurd R. Nauta

Catullus Poem on Attis: Text and Contexts

Ruurd R. Nauta

Published November 15th 2004
ISBN : 9789004141322
Hardcover
157 pages
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Catullus 63, the poem on Attis self-castration, regret, and final subjection to the goddess Cybele, has been called the most remarkable poetical creation in the Latin language. Scholarly debate has focused on the poems relationship to the mythsMoreCatullus 63, the poem on Attis self-castration, regret, and final subjection to the goddess Cybele, has been called the most remarkable poetical creation in the Latin language. Scholarly debate has focused on the poems relationship to the myths and cults of Attis and Cybele, its dependence on Hellenistic models, its meanings for a Roman audience, and its unusual language and metre. In the present volume these questions are being addressed by a team of specialists in religious history, Hellenistic poetry, Roman poetry and culture, and Latin linguistics. The volume not only sheds much new light on a fascinating poem, it also demonstrates how the various disciplines of Classics may cooperate towards a better understanding of ancient culture. The contents of this volume also appear in Mnemosyne, 57,5. (2004), as a special issue on Catullus.