is it thus you treat my love for you?’
cf. Catul. 64.27n.
With the ellipsis of the verb in a question of surprise cf.
Cic. Att. 13.24
nihil igitur ne ei quidem
paulum quid libet:
just one little word (Ellis); with the
ellipsis of the imperative cf. Catul.
55.10 (sc. reddite);
Ter. And. 204
bona verba, quaeso (sc.
maestius: and let
it be sadder,—for Catullus is so
disconsolate that he has ceased to desire encouragement, and
yearns only for what is in accordance with his own mood.
Simonides (556-467 B.C.), the celebrated poet of Ceos, excelled especially
in plaintive themes, and so won even from Aeschylus the
prize offered for an elegy upon the Athenians who fell at