Heavy Petting in Catullus

@article{Pomeroy2003HeavyPI,
  title={Heavy Petting in Catullus},
  author={Arthur J. Pomeroy},
  journal={Arethusa},
  year={2003},
  volume={36},
  pages={49 - 60}
}
  • A. Pomeroy
  • Published 11 February 2003
  • History
  • Arethusa
The nature of the passer in Catullus 3 has been frequently discussed. This paper considers the generic relationship of the poem to Greek epitaphic epigrams and Roman elogia. In particular, it examines laments for deceased deliciae and the light this throws on Roman relationships to their pets, be they animal or human. 

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Notes

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‘My Heart … with Love Did Inly Burn’

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Index

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Bibliography

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‘Ovid Was There and with Him Were Catullus, Propertius and Tibullus’

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‘In Six Numbers Let My Work Rise, and Subside in Five’

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