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A Cockney Catullus : the reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821, Henry Stead

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A Cockney Catullus : the reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821
Title
A Cockney Catullus
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the reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821
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Henry Stead
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eng
Summary
Catullus, one the most Hellenizing, scandalous, and emotionally expressive of the Roman poets, burst onto the British cultural scene during the Romantic era. It was not until this socially, politically, and culturally explosive epoch, with its mania for all things Greek, that Catullus' work was first fully translated into English and played a key role in the countercultural and commercially driven classicism of the time. Previously marginalized on the traditional eighteenth-century curriculum as a charming but debauched minor love poet, Catullus was discovered as a major poetic voice in the late Georgian era by reformist emulators-especially in the so-called Cockney School-and won widespread respect. In this volume, Stead pioneers a new way of understanding the key role Catullus played in shaping Romanticism by examining major literary engagements with Catullus, from John Nott of Bristol's pioneering book-length bilingual edition (1795), to George Lamb's polished verse translation (1821). He identifies the influence of Catullus' poetry in the work of numerous Romantic-era literary and political figures, including Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hunt, Canning, Brougham, and Gifford, demonstrating the degree of its cultural penetration
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Stead, Henry
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874/.01
Index
index present
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PA6276
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.S74 2016
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Catullus, Gaius Valerius
  • Catullus, Gaius Valerius
  • Latin poetry
  • Romanticism
  • Romanticism
  • Catullus, Gaius Valerius
  • Art appreciation
  • Latin poetry
  • Romanticism
  • Great Britain
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A Cockney Catullus : the reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821, Henry Stead
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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23 cm.
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First edition.
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xv, 338 pages
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9780198744887
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
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  • (OCoLC)932382450
  • (OCoLC)ocn932382450
Label
A Cockney Catullus : the reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821, Henry Stead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780198744887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932382450
  • (OCoLC)ocn932382450

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