The flagship BBC Radio 4 history programme In Our Time will feature Trinity Tutorial Fellow Gail Trimble discussing the ancient poet Catullus.
Airing on 9 January, the hour-long discussion will include Dr Trimble speaking about some aspects of Catullus that she is particularly interested in, including the significance of his longer, more self-consciously sophisticated poetry, his friends and colleagues the ‘neoterics’ (whose own poetry is almost totally lost), and the possible identity of the beloved woman he calls Lesbia.
Dr Trimble says: ‘I was delighted to be asked to take part in In Our Time, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Professor Maria Wyke and the poet Simon Smith to discuss the range of Catullus’ achievement and the important role he plays in Latin literary history. As well as being broadcast on Radio 4, In Our Time is one of the BBC’s most downloaded podcasts, and I hope that this episode helps to inspire more people around the world to read Catullus’ poetry.’
In Our Time has been broadcasting for over 20 years and is one of BBC Radio 4’s most successful discussion programmes.
Posted: 6 January 2020