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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 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 obsessed with the woman and she a brutal tease leading him on into the abyss There were a couple of subplots one involving the death of Clodia s husband due to a possible poisoning and Catullus s search to find what poison was used and who might have committed the murder also

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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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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 Not for me ended up skipping uite a lot and didn t feel I d missed much


10 thoughts on “Counting the Stars

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 nar

  3. says:

    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 absolutel

  4. says:

    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 and speculation The author has taken the poems the rumours and the few facts and built a ver

  5. says:

    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 you

  6. says:

    Not for me ended up skipping uite a lot and didn't feel I'd missed much

  7. says:

    Not that keen on this one Didn't care for the characters and had an unfinished feel to the ending

  8. says:

    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 a

  9. says:

    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 beli

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book fairly well but there were often moments that jolted me out of the story There are weird shifts in te

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