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    CHARACTERS Counting the Stars READ Á Counting the Stars FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore This book follows the historical characters of the poet Catullus and his lover Clodia during the Rome of Julius C

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    READ Á Counting the Stars Helen Dunmore · 1 READ CHARACTERS Counting the Stars Fictional take on the historic love affair between the poet Catullus and Clodia scandal followed sister of rabble rousing and eually notorious Clodius Written in a similar style to The Siege in a third party present tense mainly around one narrator – here Catullus which lends a sense of immediacy and oppression – which here is initiall

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    CHARACTERS Counting the Stars READ Á Counting the Stars Odi et amo I hate and I love Catullus's ambivalent feelings towards mea puella my girl Clodia poured out in his Lesbia poems This novel is the author's imagining of the course of their passionate affair Catullus is absolutely besotted and obs

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    READ Á Counting the Stars Very little is known about the life of the Roman poet Catullus but several of his poems have survived A little is known about the most likely original for his lover 'Lesbia' patrician wife Clodia Metelli but much of that is rumour

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    Helen Dunmore · 1 READ FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore CHARACTERS Counting the Stars This is a love story launched with sensuality and seduction with infidelity close at hand‘You find a little beach and slip off your clothes and walk in to the water Water feels uite different night did you know that But of course you must have a friend with you because it’s dangerous to bathe alone And your friend walks into the water

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    FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore Helen Dunmore · 1 READ READ Á Counting the Stars Not for me ended up skipping uite a lot and didn't feel I'd missed much

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    CHARACTERS Counting the Stars FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore Helen Dunmore · 1 READ Not that keen on this one Didn't care for the characters and had an unfinished feel to the ending

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    CHARACTERS Counting the Stars Helen Dunmore · 1 READ READ Á Counting the Stars At first when I started reading this novel I wondered why Helen Dun didn’t tell the story from Clodia’s point of view After all Clodia is a famed woman of the Roman elite born 94 or 95 BC Why not grab at such a chance for us girls Put the record straight Dun is an accomplished writer across a wide expanse of history Her speciality seems to be to choose an interesting moment in time and then write a book abo

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    CHARACTERS Counting the Stars READ Á Counting the Stars FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore Catullus was a controversial figure in the final juiciest years of republican Rome part of a group of new young poets who wrote plainly and scurrilously openly slandering influential figures in their verse such as Caeser himself The Lesbia of Catullus's poems is generally considered to be Clodia Metelli daughter of a patrician family and wife to the conservative consul Metellus Celer She was a notorious adulterer believ

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    FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore READ Á Counting the Stars I enjoyed this book fairly well but there were often moments that jolted me out of the story There are weird shifts in tense

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READ Á Counting the Stars FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore Id even of her pet sparrow And Clodia Catullus is 'her dear poet' but possibly not her only interestTheir Rome is a city of extremes Tenants are packed into ramshackle apartment blocks while palatial villas house the magnificence of the families who control Rome Armed street gangs clash in struggles for political power Slaves are the eye This is a love story launched with sensuality and seduction with infidelity close at hand You find a little beach and slip off your clothes and walk in to the water Water feels uite different night did you know that But of course you must have a friend with you because it s dangerous to bathe alone And your friend walks into the water too and you reach out your arms and find him This is no passing amorous fancy our young poet Catallus is smitten by Cupid s arrow and Helen Dun s novel captures his obsession as it is written from the inside out and through the eyes of the poet the beguiling sensuous and wilful Clodia Metelli flits into view Admired by all for her beauty and ravishing looks and famed for her singing dancing and poetry Clodia is delightfully couettish and the centre of attention amongst Rome s social elite as the breeze blows her silk dress over her body and mounds it to her breast and thighs As always with such women of outstanding beauty so with the charm and sensual looks comes a tantalising whiff of notoriety all the men in her circle gain greater currency by exaggerating the degree of their friendship or indeed even greater intimacy with the notoriously beautiful Roman celebrity Such is the fate of the infamous Clodia and not without good cause as she runs her many lovers uite a dance and poor Catallus is driven by a fiery and unuenchable desireHelen Dun sets up the story with seductive opening chapters in which we have the whiff of incest betrayal and forbidden love and the promise of much to come We have exotic gardens vibrant with the fragrant scent of lavender and verbena and feasting with tables loaded with sumptuous spreads of lobster and prawns and fine chilled wines And with sleepy villas at siesta time and lascivious glances and lecherous thoughts and teasing temptation and sentences soaked with insinuation Debauchery and scandal are seldom far away Helen Dun is a wonderful writer of historical fiction masterful at evoking the past and has wonderful control over events and gives the story a wonderful sense of drama and immediacy The rooms had been sprinkled with fresh water and swept but they still smell of distant lives that weren t being lived here any And with great imaginative power she recreates the sites sounds and smells of distant Rome with its celebrity poets and devious Machiavellian senators and slave girls attentive to their mistresses needs Here I confess my ignorance I didn t know of the Catullus corpus of 116 poems only one copy of his collection of poems survived the ages apparently hidden under a bushel or used as a bung in a barrel in a Verona monastery nor that classical scholars view him as a small time provincial poet from Verona who lived among the great at Rome but never himself attained greatness although his poems have assumed considerable notoriety for their eroticism and sexual excess teeming as they are with anuses penises and stinking armpitsBorn about 84BC Gaius Valerius Catullus moved to Rome and apparently fell in love with the older Clodia Metelli a scion of the ancient influential Claudii family and already the wife of a prominent senator and mother of a daughter Catallus wrote a corpus of works dedicated to Labia and from this premise Helen Dun recreates a work of historical fiction assuming the poems were describing his love for Clodia Metelli She weaves a tale of illicit and possessive love betrayal and jealousy desire incest and lust Catallus was so completely consumed by his own passion and desire that he never doubted Clodia s constancy but he soon discovers the anguish of obsessive love She has other lovers and so demands discretion Their meetings necessarily secret for the most part on account of Clodia s social position took place in a love nest loaned by a friend and so the story carries a tension that the lovers might be discovered at any moment The first half of the story held me and excited my curiosity but the denouement is less than enthralling But the author clearly found great scope in the poems to pen her portrait of Catallus as his Lesbia poems are suffused with lust and anguish and contain great rage and infamy He was outspoken and shameless in his obscene public attacks on his enemies even revered public figures as in Paedicabo ego vos et irrumabo his colourful reply to two companions Furius and Aurelius who had criticised the indecency of his writings I shall fuck you in the ass and I shall fuck you in the mouth The reanimation of the past contains a great deal of speculation and some scholars will view the work as trivialising a great man and celebrated poet But full marks for trying to bring the past to life and for me the novel succeeds The candour of her characterisation and vivid description of time and place is peerless But the story is seen from only one point of view sadly and so we learn little of Clodia s real feelings Certainly she had no intention of confining herself to Catullus alone but only of numbering him as one of her lovers Her story would be an interesting tale as she is much than a femme fatale That s the trouble with you poets It s all very well being brilliant but you end up miserable The Substitute Bride dear poet' but possibly not her only interestTheir Rome is a city of extremes Tenants are packed into ramshackle apartment blocks while palatial villas house the magnificence of the families who control Rome Armed street gangs clash in struggles for political power Slaves are the eye This is a love story launched with sensuality and seduction with infidelity close at hand You find a 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glances and lecherous thoughts and teasing temptation and sentences soaked with insinuation Debauchery and scandal are seldom far away Helen Dun is a wonderful writer of historical fiction masterful at evoking the past and has wonderful control over events and gives the story a wonderful sense of Rezad por los difuntos drama and immediacy The rooms had been sprinkled with fresh water and swept but they still smell of Shriman Yogi श्रीमान योगी distant lives that weren t being lived here any And with great imaginative power she recreates the sites sounds and smells of Kitchen Table Tarot Pull Up a Chair Shuffle the Cards and Let's Talk Tarot distant Rome with its celebrity poets and Sir Alex Ritter ohne Furcht und Ahnung devious Machiavellian senators and slave girls attentive to their mistresses needs Here I confess my ignorance I Brain Microtuble Associated Proteins Modifications in Disease didn t know of the Catullus corpus of 116 poems only one copy of his collection of poems survived the ages apparently hidden under a bushel or used as a bung in a barrel in a Verona monastery nor that classical scholars view him as a small time provincial poet from Verona who lived among the great at Rome but never himself attained greatness although his poems have assumed considerable notoriety for their eroticism and sexual excess teeming as they are with anuses penises and stinking armpitsBorn about 84BC Gaius Valerius Catullus moved to Rome and apparently fell in love with the older Clodia Metelli a scion of the ancient influential Claudii family and already the wife of a prominent senator and mother of a Paul The Apostle daughter Catallus wrote a corpus of works Maisy At the Beach Sticker Book dedicated to Labia and from this premise Helen Dun recreates a work of historical fiction assuming the poems were Whore ified at Horror Beach HallowKreme 2018 Book 15 describing his love for Clodia Metelli She weaves a tale of illicit and possessive love betrayal and jealousy 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outspoken and shameless in his obscene public attacks on his enemies even revered public figures as in Paedicabo ego vos et irrumabo his colourful reply to two companions Furius and Aurelius who had criticised the indecency of his writings I shall fuck you in the ass and I shall fuck you in the mouth The reanimation of the past contains a great Haduh aku di follow deal of speculation and some scholars will view the work as trivialising a great man and celebrated poet But full marks for trying to bring the past to life and for me the novel succeeds The candour of her characterisation and vivid Fragile Lives description of time and place is peerless But the story is seen from only one point of view sadly and so we learn little of Clodia s real feelings Certainly she had no intention of confining herself to Catullus alone but only of numbering him as one of her lovers Her story would be an interesting tale as she is much than a femme fatale That s the trouble with you poets It s all very 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READ Á Counting the Stars FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore S and ears of everything that goes on while civilization and violence are euals murder is the easy option and poison the weapon of choiceCatallus' relationship with Clodia is one of the most intense passionate tormented and candid in history In love and in hate their story exposes the beauty and terrors of Roman life in the late Republic Not that keen on this one Didn t care for the characters and had an unfinished feel to the ending

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READ Á Counting the Stars FREE READ ☆ KTIU.RU · Helen Dunmore In the heat of Rome's long summer the poet Catullus and his older married lover Clodia Metelli meet in secret Living at the heart of sophisticated brittle and brutal Roman society at the time of Pompey Crassus and Julius Caesar Catullus is obsessed with Clodia the Lesbia of his most passionate poems He is jealous of her husband of her ma This book follows the historical characters of the poet Catullus and his lover Clodia during the Rome of Julius Caesar Catullus is involved with his scandalous lover who also happens to be married and he s a tortured artist writing poems about her and suffering the agony of not being able to marry her and be with her alwaysI enjoyed the descriptions of ancient Rome and its surrounds and the details of what life was like for the citizens and slaves of the day The inclusion of verses of Catullus actual poems was a nice touch sprinkled throughout the book as the events that supposedly brought those poems about unfoldedThe story was enjoyable but I felt like it never really fully gripped me and it kind of just tapered off at the end Cheating for the Chicken Man during the Rome of Julius Caesar Catullus is involved with his scandalous lover who also happens to be married and he s a tortured artist writing poems about her and suffering the agony of not being able to marry her and be with her alwaysI enjoyed the The Last Runaway descriptions of ancient Rome and its surrounds and the On Tidy Endings details of what life was like for the citizens and slaves of the Flat World Navigation day The inclusion of verses of Catullus actual poems was a nice touch sprinkled throughout the book as the events that supposedly brought those poems about unfoldedThe story was enjoyable but I felt like it never really fully gripped me and it kind of just tapered off at the end

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Counting the Stars
  • Helen Dunmore
  • English
  • 02 December 2017
  • 9780670914548