Embracing the Young Man in Love: Catullus 75 and the Comic Adulescens

@article{Uden2006EmbracingTY,
  title={Embracing the Young Man in Love: Catullus 75 and the Comic Adulescens},
  author={James Uden},
  journal={Antichthon},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={19 - 34}
}
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