• Catullus, Gaius Valerius

    Catullus, Gaius Valerius

    Little is known about the poet Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84 BC – ca. 54 BC).  He was born to an aristocratic family and was considered to be one of the ‘new poets’ of the time, who rejected the epic and public themes traditionally written about by poets, and instead embraced personal experience as a subject.


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