3_13.rtf - Lesson 3.13 Work File 1 What are the life dates...

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Lesson 3.13 Work File 1. What are the life dates of Catullus? 2. Why was Catullus considered a “new poet?" Catullus was considered a “new poet” in that he placed emphasis on “un-Roman values” such as extravagance and love affairs. In his poems, he puts personal pleasure before the public good. He used colloquialisms as well as learned allusions. 3. How was Catullus’ poetry different from that of the early Roman poets? 4. What segment of Roman life does Catullus portray in his poetry? 5. What are two types of poetry that Catullus wrote?

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