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Play on the proper names of individuals in the Catullan corpus : wordplay, the iambic tradition, and the late Republican culture of public abuse.

Ingleheart, J. (2014) 'Play on the proper names of individuals in the Catullan corpus : wordplay, the iambic tradition, and the late Republican culture of public abuse.', Journal of Roman studies., 104 . pp. 51-72.

Abstract

The paper explores the significance of names and naming in Catullus. Catullus’ use of proper names, and in particular his play on the connotations of the names of individuals who are attacked within his poems, has not been fully explored to date, and the paper identifies several examples of such play which have not previously been recognized. The paper examines Catullan wordplay in the context of both the iambic tradition and the public abuse culture of the late Roman Republic.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Catullus, Etymology, Wordplay, Cognomina, Iambic poetry, Republican oratory
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0075435814000069
Publisher statement:Copyright © The Author(s) 2014. Published by The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. This paper has been published in a revised form, subsequent to editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in 'Journal of Roman studies' (104: (November 2014) 51-72) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JRS
Date accepted:06 January 2014
Date deposited:11 December 2015
Date of first online publication:13 June 2014
Date first made open access:No date available

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