The role of Catullus and his poetry in political and personal rivalries in the late Roman Republic.
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Exploring the classical world
0:42A brief introduction to this album.
14:28Reading' classical texts and the differing philosophies of translation, with a dramatised example from the Lattimore translation of Homer's Odyssey.
10:33Metaphor, imagery, characterisation and the portrayal of strong emotion in Homer's Odyssey, with dramatised excerpts from book iv.
12:56The power of the Gods and the nature of Homeric heroes, including a reading from the original Greek and dramatisations from Odyssey book v.
Homer - lost in translation?
14:42Comparing and evaluating translations of Homer, focusing on Lattimore, and the difficulties and decisions involved.
Homer - translation through recreation
14:36Different approaches to recreating the original Homeric experience in prose, poetry and on stage.
Catullus - poetic voices
20:10The love poetry of Catullus and his place in contemporary Roman society, with readings in Latin and translation.
Catullus - political worlds
20:42The role of Catullus and his poetry in political and personal rivalries in the late Roman Republic.
The Alcaic stanzas of Horace
10:57The sounds and rhythms of Latin poetry, focusing on the Alcaic form with readings from Horace's ode 3.6.
Exploring Roman elegiac poetry
17:20The sounds and rhythms of Roman Elegiac poetry, with readings in Latin and translation.