Catullus was born c. 84 BCE and died in 54 BCE.  He was a Roman poet whose expressions of love and hatred are considered some of the finest lyric poetry of ancient Rome.  In many of his poems he speaks of his love for a woman who he calls Lesbia whose real identity is uncertain.  He is well known for his rude and crude poetry.  Many of his other poems feature outbursts of hate and contempt for Julius Caeser and really any other person who rubbed Catullus the wrong way.

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