The Roman love poet Catullus wrote passionate poems about his tempestuous relationship with 'Lesbia', as well as obscene diatribes about high profile contemporaries like Julius Caesar.
In this vodcast Dr Rhiannon Evans and Dr Sonya Wurster discuss Catullus' apparent rejection of traditional Roman values and why the conservative politician Cicero strongly disapproved of poets like Catullus.
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University, L. T. (2020, November 16). Roman Politics and Poetry: Cicero and Catullus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2186/roman-politics-and-poetry-cicero-and-catullus/
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University, La Trobe. "Roman Politics and Poetry: Cicero and Catullus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Nov 2020. Web. 18 Sep 2021.