Catullus, Valerius
(1,197 words)

b. between 87/ 86 and 81/ 80 BC in Verona;

d. between 58/ 57 and 51/ 50 BC;

distinguished Roman poet of the avant-garde (‘neoterics’).


Even though the poems were composed successively (over a longer period), it was probably C…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Catullus, Valerius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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