: of, relating to, or like Catullus or his lyric poems, which are marked by facility of language, perfection of form, and intensely personal subject matter

Word History


Latin catullianus, from Gaius Valerius Catullus †54 b.c. Roman poet + Latin -ianus -ian

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“Catullian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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