Scholars have tended to focus on the obscenity of Catullus' C. 37 for obvious reasons. This infamous indictment of Lesbia and her sexual partners was, not surprisingly, placed among C. J. Fordyce's collection of scurrilous verse unfit for classicists' consumption. In more recent times it has received attention of a more enlightened and productive kind. Despite the insights offered in these later treatments, I aim here to explore further the interpretative possibilities of C. 37.
Helios: a Journal Devoted to Critical and Methodological Studies of Classical Culture, Literature, and Society Vol. 26, Issue 1, p. 85-96