CONFRONTATION WITH REALITY IN CATULLUS 51

Sjarlene Thom

Abstract


It is hardly possible to focus on Catullus 51, without keeping Sappho fro 31 also in mind.
Not only because the one poem can be read as a translation (of sorts) of the otl\er, but also
since both poems describe a confrontation with reality where a situation of psychosomatic
suffering threatens to overwhelm the individual.! Both poems reflect the magnificent rally
of mental and poetic capacity to combat this possibility.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/40-2-502

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