Ovid: a poet who found it hard to take much seriously. If Ovid were around today, he’d be the class clown with a brilliant wit, and would delight particularly in making fun of Catullus. All the girls would like him, but he would probably get a reputation as a bit of a player.
Virgil: Virgil wrote what is probably Rome’s greatest work of literature. He writes in a beautifully concise way, and is capable of evoking vivid images and powerful emotions with the shortest of phrases. If he attended St George Girls’ he would be the teacher’s pet and do Extension 2 English.
Livy: Livy wrote history, and lots of it. 142 books in fact. He, when he wrote, with an idea having been begun, in order to express it, long and complicated sentences, which seem to take forever to get to the point, whatever that was, and which make you forget what he was talking about in the first place, would use. Livy is the kind of guy who asks for another writing booklet before you’ve even finished reading the question.
Cicero: In my opinion Cicero is one of the smartest guys ever. Unfortunately he had a bit of an attitude problem. He would be the kind of guy who never stops telling you how good he is, and would probably dob in his friends for smoking at the train station.
Lucretius: A bit of an enigma, Lucretius wrote a philosophical poem about the nature of the universe. He would have been the quiet guy at school, who grows dreadlocks, goes to uni and takes nine years to do an arts degree. He would probably have enjoyed watching What the bleep do we know.
Catullus: if Catullus were around today, he’d wear a lot of black and would probably look something like this. He was an intense kind of guy, who fell hard for another man’s wife, and wrote a bunch of poems about the agony and the ecstasy of love.
[I realise you can't actually vote for Catullus in the poll, but I thought he was worth including anyway]