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1

What were Catullus' approximate dates?

84-82 BCE - 54-52 BCE

2

What was Catullus' full name?

Gaius Valerius Catullus

3

Define "neoteric"

Neoteric means rather new, or even revolutionary.

4

Catullus' poetry was inspired by the poetry of which age?

The Hellenistic Greek poets of the 3rd Century BCE

5

Who was the most renowned poet of the Hellenistic Era?

Callimachus

6

What were Callimachus' thoughts on poetry?

That large poetry was bad. Poetry should be small things. (μέγα βιβλίον μέγα κακόν- mega biblion, mega kakon) -- a big book is a big evil.

7

Who was the female Greek poet by whom Catullus was inspired, and where did she live?

Sappho, and on the island of Lesbos.

8

What is the name of Catullus' girlfriend in his poetry?

Lesbia.

9

Who is Lesbia believed to have actually been?

Clodia.

10

Who wrote a speech called Pro Caelio, in which Clodia appears?

Cicero.