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A Cockney Catullus: the reception of Catullus in the Romantic era

Stead, Henry (2012). A Cockney Catullus: the reception of Catullus in the Romantic era. PhD thesis The Open University.

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This thesis explores the reception of Catullus in Britain between 1780 and 1830. After a brief summary of attitudes towards classical culture in Romantic Britain, the first chapter begins by examining the key translations of Catullus in the English language, by John Nott and George Lamb. Chapter one ends with a discussion of the translations of Catullus 64 by Charles Abraham Elton and Frank Sayers. The second chapter addresses the Catullan receptions of Wordsworth, Byron and Thomas Moore. The third is focused on the "uses" of Catullus' text by 'the King of the Cockneys,' Leigh Hunt. Chapter four returns to Romantic engagements with Catullus 64, identifying a symbolic allegory in the Cockney treatment of the Ariadne myth. The thesis ends with an exploration of the textual relationship between Catullus and John Keats.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Author
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Classical Studies
Item ID: 61045
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 08:12
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 11:13
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