Hear ye, hear ye. This blog shalt focus on the different kinds of companionship portrayed in Catullus' poetry. Yea verily. Nimirum.
I would like to examine the various types of human relationships documented by Catullus with those in modern society. I plan to concentrate especially on friendships and the bonds established between friends and acquaintances, deep or shallow, short or long term, and for a variety of purposes. Although I am addressing a broader theme rather than an individual poem, I imagine Carmen 109 will show up in at least one instance.
My standard for modern comparison will be based on current literature. Therefore, I shall read a book every month and analyze personal relationships across the Roman-American culture gap.