Szerencsétlen-e Catullus, és ha igen, miért nem?
Author(s): Imre Kőrizs
Unfortunate is Catullus? And if so, why is he not?
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vörösmarty Társaság
Keywords: Catullus; Sappho; Otium; Ille mi par esse
Summary/Abstract: The titel of the essay is a paraphrase of a famous humorous writing by Frigyes Karinthy.The author expounds that the last stanza of Catullus' 51th poem is inseparable from the previous three. The poem is not a pure translation of Sappho, it is full of irony in opposition to the Greek poem. In the last stanza which is not included in Sappho's poem Lesbia speaks to the poet who has fallen down in a faint.
- Issue Year: 2003
- Issue No: 12
- Page Range: 1496-1502
- Page Count: 7
- Language: Hungarian