Catullian

adjective
Ca·​tul·​li·​an | \ kəˈtəlēən \

Definition of Catullian

: 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

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History and Etymology for Catullian

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

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“Catullian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Catullian. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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