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Understanding Catulluss Poems Many of Catulluss poems expressed Catulluss love for his beloved Lesbia In the first poem he is relishing her kisses and declaring the eternity of their love The three later poems show him sadder and he accurse Lesbia of unfaithfulness yet still confesses his love for her Catulluss Poems are universal in time and are relevant to any time period The particular time period that I am focusing on is todays time period and how his essays are relevant to the modern reader The two particular poems that I am going to be focusing on is number five and number seventy-two Both are very emotional and could be reflected on todays society In poem number five Catullus is expressing his love for Lesbia He says that their love that they posses is internal and how he is so fond of her kisses After reading this poem you get the idea that they kiss very often and their kissing is the symbol of their love This is relevant to todays society with young couples starting a relationship Once the relationship starts to become intimate then they couple start to kiss more often and devote their love to one another Although in no place in the text does it say if they were in a relationship or even married you could infer that they were very intimate with each other The second poem number seventy-two discussed some a very significant aspect that exists in todays society which is cheating Catullus accuses Lesbia of cheating in he couldnt believe that she is doing this to him How you may ask can this be Such actions as yours excite increased violence of love He accuses her of putting the relationship in jeopardy and losing his love for her You cant help but feel sorry for Catullus is this scenario He devotes his undying love to Lesbia and she cheats on him Unfortunately
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