TinyFlora.jpgI. Curiosities
  • The poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus in English Verse, tr. J. Nott 2 vols., London, 1795.
  • The Poems of Catullus, tr. Theodore Martin, London 1861.
  • The Lesbia of Catullus, tr. J.H.A. Tremenheere. London, 1897.
  • Some Poems of Catullus, tr. J. F. Symons-Jeune, London. 1923.


II. Useful and Still in Print (I think.)
  • J. Balmer, Catullus: Poems of Love and Hate. Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland: Bloodaxe Books. (2004)
  • D. Mulroy, The Complete Poetry of Catullus. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. (2002).
  • Charles Martin, The Poems of Catullus. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. (1990).
  • Guy Lee, The Poems of Catullus. Oxford University Press. (1990)
  • George P. Goold, Catullus. Bristol. 1988.
  • F. Raphael and K. McLeish, The Poems of Catullus. London: Jonathan Cape. (1978).
  • C. H. Sisson, Catullus. London: MacGibbon and Kee. (1966).
  • Peter Wigham, The Poetry of Catullus. Penguin. (1966)
  • Frank O. Copley, Gaius Valerius Catullus: The Complete Poetry. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. (1957).


III. Oxonian Disclaimer:
Along with many other translators, he [Symons-Jeune] found it difficult to account for the fact that among Catullus' poems, interspersed with those to or about Lesbia, are epigrammatic verses attacking literary rivals and personal enemies, and (worse) that many of these verses (and, indeed, some of the poems about Lesbia) were unacceptably obscene. But where 19th c. translators expurgated, or toned down the implications of the Latin, translators of the 20th c. have been proud of their ability to match Catullus at his most lewd. It is, however, apparent that no area of language belongs more completely to its period than the colloquially obscene. Not much of the flavor of the Roman world is evoked by reading of a lover "rogering his bird" or "wanking". Another difficulty is that Catullus' obscenities often imply a sexual world very different from any that a modern scholar might inhabit.
Peter France, The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation.