Roman poets such as Catullus and Ovid celebrated the kiss and members of the populace were avid mouth-to-mouth practitioners.
Once only, a century ago, a genius as fierce and flame-like as that of Catullus rose to the height of this argument.
Nevertheless, Borbonius thought his epigram concluded elegantly in that line because he found in Catullus a similar one.
One line of Catullus makes his time more alive today than the huge mass of the Colosseum can ever make Titus seem.
The facts known about Clodia all fit in with what Catullus tells us of Lesbia.
Lucretius, Catullus, and even Virgil, have not disdained to adopt his thoughts or imitate his manner.
Like most educated Romans, Catullus had a great love for the country.
Another, and less admirable, side of the nature of Catullus is reflected in his short satirical poems.
Only Catullus and Lucretius can be compared with any one of them.
The principal merit of Catullus's Iambics consists in a simplicity of thought and expression.