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Clodia

(klō`dĕə), fl. 1st cent. B.C., Roman matron, famous among the ancient Romans for her beauty; sister of Publius ClodiusClodius
(Publius Clodius Pulcher) , d. 52 B.C., Roman politician. He belonged to the Claudian gens (see Claudius), and his name is also written as Publius Claudius Pulcher. He was brother to Appius Claudius Pulcher and to the notorious Clodia. In 62 B.C.
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. She was suspected of murdering her husband, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer (see MetellusMetellus
, ancient Roman family of the plebeian gens Caecilia. Lucius Caecilius Metellus, d. c.221 B.C., consul (251 B.C.), fought in the First Punic War. He was pontifex maximus (from 243) and was said to have been blinded (241) in rescuing the Palladium from the burning
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, family), and she accused her lover, Marcus Caelius Rufus, of trying to murder her. According to tradition one of her many lovers was the poet CatullusCatullus
(Caius Valerius Catullus) , 84? B.C.–54? B.C., Roman poet, b. Verona. Of a well-to-do family, he went c.62 B.C. to Rome. He fell deeply in love, probably with Clodia, sister of Cicero's opponent Publius Clodius. She was suspected of murdering her husband.
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; if this is true then it was she whom he immortalized as Lesbia.
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Tan irrelevante como es ahora para nosotros saber si la "Lesbia" de los poemas de Catulo aludia o no a Clodia Metelli (Clodia, esposa de Metelo), una supuesta amante del poeta sobre la que hoy poco o nada sabemos fuera de esos dos nombres y de una incierta fama de mujer licenciosa.
Wiseman has noted, Renaissance and early-modern scholars had not been particularly interested in the identification of the textual figure Lesbia with the historical woman Clodia Metelli.
Historicamente la Lesbia catuliana ha sido identificada Clodia Metelli, una patricia miembro de la celebre gens de los Claudios, hermana del famoso Clodio Pulcher y esposa de Quinto Metello Celer (103 a.
He frequently accuses her of being unfaithful to him, which is in itself ironic because, if Lesbia was realty the Roman noblewoman Clodia Metelli - and there seems to be little doubt; that she was - she already had a husband.
Volume 33 in the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture, this title provides primary sources on Clodia Metelli, the Roman woman who influenced Cicero, Catullus, and countless others.
It centres on the relationship between the poet Catullus and his older married lover, Clodia Metelli who, drawn from the highest echelons of society, has vast wealth and influence.
Aria (Polly Walker) is just a name in the history books, so the writers have shrewdly transformed her from a low-profile Roman matron into a high-profile bombshell resembling Clodia Metelli, the patrician party animal whose numerous lovers included the poet Catullus.
La celebre musa de Catulo, Lesbia, es identificada por Apuleyo, en su pieza oratoria Florida, con Clodia Metelli.
Asi, los atacaba a ambos aun a sabiendas que la historia se referia a otra Clodia, la hermana menor y no a Clodia Metelli.
Catullus, after all, identifies Fulvia's one-time husband Clodius as the brother of his inamorata Clodia Metelli, to whom he refers by the metrically equivalent pseudonym Lesbia, at 79.
Perhaps most importantly for a narrative history, Holland has a full (and often ironic) appreciation for the innate drama of his material, both substantive and anecdotal--offering, for example, an account of the sexual intrigue of the Bona Dea scandal worthy of any supermarket tabloid, as well as brilliant character portraits of major and minor figures in Roman politics, from Crassus to Pompey's father to Clodia Metelli, "the embodiment of [the] exclusive, if faintly sleazy, allure .
but his sister, Clodia Metelli, the woman most commonly identified as