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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 12 (search)
credidi hominem. puer: frequently used somewhat loosely of a young man, as puella is of a young woman; cf. Catul. 45. 11; Catul. 62.47; Catul. 78.4; Hor. Carm. 1.5.1 quis te puer urget, Pyrrha? Cic. Phil. 4.1.3 nomen clarissimi adulescentis, vel pueri potius (of Octavianus at the age of 19); Sil. Ital. 15.33 non digne puer (of Scipio at the age of 20); cf. also Catul. 63.63n. As Pollio was born in 75 B.C., he might have been called puer up to the end of Catullus's life; but the date of this poem is established within narrower limits by Catul. 12.14 ff. hendecasyllabos: iambics like those of Archilochus were the traditional weapons of satire; cf.Catul. 36.5; Catul. 40.2n.; Catul. 54.6; but Catullus used hendecasyllabl
Q. Horatius Flaccus (Horace), The Works of Horace (ed. C. Smart, Theodore Alois Buckley), book 2, He supposes himself to consult with Trebatius, whether he should desist from writing satires, or not. (search)
Besides Metellus and Lupus already mentioned, he attacked also Mutius Scaevola, Titus Albutius, Torquatus, Marcus Carbo, Lucius Tubulus, Publius Gallonins, Caius Cassius, Lucius Cotta, Clodius Asellus, Quintus Opimius, Nomentanus, Caius Cecilius Index, Trebellius, Publius Pavus Tuditanus. And not satisfied with this, he run through all the thirty-five tribes. one after another. in short, he spared none but virtue and her friends. Yet, when the valorous Scipio, and the mild philosophical Laelius, had withdrawn themselves from the crowd and the public scene, they used to divert themselves with him, and joke in a free manner, while a few vegetables were boiled [for supper]. Of whatever rank I am, though below the estate and wit of Lucilius, yet envy must be obliged to own that I have lived well with great men; and, wanting to fasten her tooth upon some weak part, will strike it against the solid: In allusion to t
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 6, line 750 (search)
fateful sisters spin the threads. 'Yet know I this, that 'mid the Roman shades 'Reigns fiercest discord; and this impious war 'Destroys the peace that ruled the fields of death. 'Elysian meads and deeps of Tartarus 'In paths diverse the Roman chieftains leave 'And thus disclose the fates. The blissful ghosts Bear visages of sorrow. Sire and son 'The Decii, who gave themselves to death 'In expiation of their country's doom, 'And great Camillus, wept; and Sulla's shade 'Complained of fortune. Scipio bewailed 'The scion of his race about to fall ' In sands of Libya: Cato, greatest foe ' To Carthage, grieves for that indignant soul ' Which shall disdain to serve. Brutus alone ' In all the happy ranks I smiling saw, ' First consul when the kings were thrust from Rome. ' The chains were fallen from boastful Catiline. ' Him too I saw rejoicing, and the pair ' Of Marii, and Cethegus' naked arm.See Book II., 611. ' The Drusi, heroes of the people, joyed, ' In laws immoderate; and the famous pa