First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with four black and white photographs. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a very minor bump to the foot of the spine. The contents are clean and crisp throughout and remain free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which has some very minor creasing to the foot of the spine. Not price-clipped.
An exploration of the life and work of the Roman poet Catullus, situated within the social and cultural context of the period, by the leading classical scholar T.P. Wiseman. Incidentally, this title was published during the period in which Wiseman taught a young J.K. Rowling at the University of Exeter, and it has since been speculated that he provided the model for Professor Albus Dumbledore in Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Stock code: 19392