Monthly Archives: November 2016

Apuleius and His Elizabethan Party Game

Recall in my previous paper A Thousand Kisses: Catullus, Shakespeare, and Jonson, I noted Catullus’ “Lesbia” is an alias. Apuleius gave four such examples in *Apologia 10*: Catullus’ alias Lesbia : real name Clodia Ticida’s Perilla : Metella Propertius’ Cynthia … Continue reading

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A Thousand Kisses: Catullus, Shakespeare, and Jonson

Catullus’ *Carmen V*: “Let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love, and let us judge all the rumors of the old men to be worth just one penny! The suns are able to fall and rise: When that brief … Continue reading

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