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Quis nunc te adibit cui uideberis bella quem nunc

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scelesta, uae te, quae tibi manet uita? Quis nunc te adibit? Cui uideberis bella? Quem nunc amabis? Cuius esse diceris? Quem basiabis?Cui labella mordebis? (Ah poor wretch! What life is left for you? Who now will visit you? To whom will you know seem fair? Who now will love you? Whose will you be called? Whom will you kiss? Whose lips will you bite?). Carmina 8 is intended to encourage Catullus to forget Lesbia, to be firm and not chase she who flees from him. Love is treacherous and deceitful; Catullus and Sir Wyatt learn it the hard way. Different methods and techniques of writing have been developed throughout time. During the Renaissance in Italy as well as all of Europe many writers were going back and researching ancient Greek and Roman literature for inspiration and influence. Catullus and Horace served as inspiration to neophyte poets who began to write during the age of the Renaissance. Many amateur writers who read the work of such classic poets were influenced to write similar work. Sir Thomas Wyatt a British courtier of Henry VIII admired and imitated foreign poetry, especially Italian. He was a literary innovator, who transformed the nature of English poetry. He brought the love sonnet from Italy to England. His English love sonnets are adaptations of Italian love sonnets, such as the Petrarchan sonnet. Two of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s love sonnets, Whoso List to Hunt and They Flee from Me , are examples of adaptations of Italian literature. Wyatt
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Poz Diaz, 5 writes in a format similar to Catullus and Horace. The ambiguity of words and metaphors comparing women to fawns is a great connection with the classics. Often different cultures share ideas and influence each other, leading to a transformation. Transformation is what happened throughout Europe during the Renaissance. Many nations were influenced by the classics of the past. Things that had once been forgotten had grown into new interests. Society learns from yesterday to make tomorrow better.
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