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A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795–1821

Henry Stead


This book traces the reception history of Catullus in Romantic-era Britain. It was in this turbulent period of British history that Catullus’ whole book of poems was first translated into English, and the poet first achieved widespread canonical status. In between John Nott’s pioneering book-length bilingual edition of Catullus (1795) and George Lamb’s polished verse translation (1821) there was a great deal of Catullan literary activity (translation and allusion). Building upon existing work in Romantic studies, the book shows how the so-called Cockney School was especially receptive to Catul ... More

Keywords: Catullus, classical reception, cockney, Romantic, romanticism, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, classical education, translation, Catullus 64

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744887
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744887.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Stead, author
AHRC Post-doctoral Research Associate, King's College London