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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