Quintus Metellus Celer
the Social Set of Catullus
Governor of Cisalpine Gaul in 62 B.C. The provincial capital was Verona, and Catullus probably met
while she was there with Metellus.
Consul in 60 B.C.
Died in 59 B.C. Rumour that he was poisoned by
Hortensius also dabbled in poetry:
QVOD mihi fortuna casuque oppressus acerbo
LESBIA mi praesente uiro mala plurima dicit