In the 1st Century BC the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus was criticized by two popular Roman men for the effeminate nature of his poetry. One man was
Marcus Furius Bibaculus, another Roman poet who was having an affair with Catallus’ lover, the other was Marcus Aurelius Cotta Maximus Messalinus, a popular Senator.
In response to their criticisms, Catullus wrote Catullus 16, also known as
Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo