Catullus

Poems of Catullus

circa 64 BCE - 54 BCE

Why is it canonical?

Catullus's work had a great deal of impact on the Roman writers and poets that came after him, most importantly Horace, Virgil, and Ovid (the pillars of Roman literature). He was rediscovered and again influential in the Middle Ages, and reading his work has remained central to Latin education since then.

Creators

Catullus

Locations

Rome Roman Empire

Languages

Latin

Periods

Ancient Rome

Media

Poetry Written

Images and Videos

Catullus

A bust of the Roman poet Catullus

Resources

The complete poems of Catullus in English.