Gaius Valerius Catullus - Catullus cum commentario Achillis Statii Lusitani cum privilegio senatus Veneti. - 1566

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Gaius Valerius Catullus - Catullus cum commentario Achillis Statii Lusitani cum privilegio senatus Veneti. - 1566
Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Reference works - Quantity: 1 - Book

Catullus cum commentario Achillis Statii Lusitani cum privilegio senatus Veneti - 1566.

Quarter vellum binding. Light blue hardboards. Marbled block edges. Title in ink to spine. Partly faded indexing sticker to bottom of spine. small dark spot to spine under title and minor pen line. Small hole and stain to bottom vellum on back board. Ex-libris inscription with pen to front pastedown. Some pages have browning or foxing, but in general clean.
2+415+5+6pp.

Gaius Valerius Catullus was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote chiefly in the neoteric style of poetry, which is about personal life rather than classical heroes. His surviving works are still read widely and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art. Catullus's poems were widely appreciated by contemporary poets, significantly influencing Ovid and Virgil, among others. After his rediscovery in the Late Middle Ages, Catullus again found admirers such as Petrarca. The explicit sexual imagery which he uses in some of his poems has shocked many readers. Yet, at many instruction levels, Catullus is considered a resource for teachers of Latin. His profane body of work is still frequently read from secondary school to higher education programs across the world, with his 64th poem often considered his greatest.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator
Gaius Valerius Catullus
Book Title
Catullus cum commentario Achillis Statii Lusitani cum privilegio senatus Veneti.
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1566
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Venetiis : in aedibus Manutianis
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
428
Dimensions
15.4×10.3 cm
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