Home
Product Search
Site Map
Checkout
Track Your Order
Login
Concatenatio Catulliana: A New Reading of the Carmina (Paul Claes) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2002) 9789050632881
Concatenatio Catulliana: A New Reading of the Carmina (Paul Claes) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2002) 9789050632881
Click to enlarge image(s)


Title: Concatenatio Catulliana: A New Reading of the Carmina

Author: Claes, Paul

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789050632881

Volumes: 1; Pages: 173

List Price in Cloth: $82.00 Our price: $68.99

(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)

The arrangement of Catullus' Carmina is one of those controversial issues that in-cite respectable commentators to take up extreme positions. In 1914, the German scholar Bernhard Schmidt described the collection as 'a wild chaos'. Forty-five years later, his compatriot Otto Weinreich riposted with the laconic statement: 'Chaos? Cosmos!' Former attempts to detect a structure in the collection were based on rather subjective assumptions. While translating Catullus' poetry into Dutch, Dr Claes detected an objective foundation: the principle of concatenation, i.e. the recurrence of motifs and phrases in consecutive poems. The generality of this phenomenon proves that the poet conceived of the Carmina as a coherent collection, in which the poems fit like links in a chain. The discovery of this coherence suggests a new reading of Catullus, which has also implications for the constitution of the text.
Copyright © 2016 Dove Booksellers
30108 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-381-1000
custserv@dovebook.com