Catullus 22: Suffenus iste – A Catullan Riddle?

Robson, James (2007). Catullus 22: Suffenus iste – A Catullan Riddle? Classica et Mediaevalia, 58 pp. 209–214.

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Abstract

Catullus 22 comprises a puzzle. A fellow poet is identified by a pseudonym, Suffenus, the conceit of the poem being that this man’s identity may be guessed by his addressee, Varus. The implications for Catullus’ wider audience, and the moral with which Catullus ends his poem, are also discussed.

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