Catullus, Tibullus, and Pervigilium Veneris Loeb Classical Library | Edition: 2
Author: Catullus, J. W. Mackail (Translator), G. P. Goold (Editor)
publisher: Harvard University Press
publisher Date: 01/28/1913
Schools: Stony Brook University(SUNY)
Description: Catullus, of Verona, went early to Rome, where he associated not only with other literary men form Cisalpine Gaul but also with Cicero and Hortensius. Tibullus, of equestrian rank and a friend of Horace, enjoyed the patronage of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, whom he several times apostrophizes. The Pervigilium Veneris, a poem of not quite a hundred lines celebrating a spring festival in honor of the goddess of love, is remarkable both for its romanticism which transformed classical into medieval literature.