Catullus 60: Lesbia, Medea, Clodia, Scylla

@article{Hawkins2014Catullus6L,
  title={Catullus 60: Lesbia, Medea, Clodia, Scylla},
  author={S. Hawkins},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  year={2014},
  volume={135},
  pages={559 - 597}
}
  • S. Hawkins
  • Published 2014
  • Art
  • American Journal of Philology
Although Catullus 60 is widely dismissed as an incomplete scrap tacked on to the end of the polymetra, it is a complete and ingenious poem that contains an erudite and punning allusion to Euripides’ Medea, an acrostic and telestic formation, and a Callimachean play on the name Scylla, all of which taken together identify the recipient, Lesbia, as a fellatrix and associate her with the name Metelli. A better appreciation of poem 60 and the thematic cohesion of the final poems of the polymetra… Expand
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