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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 4 (search)
dere falce comam . But silva of a single tree, as apparentiy here, is a rare use. loquente coma: cf. the simpler and better figure in Verg. Ecl. 8.22 Maenalus pinos loquentes semper habet . Amastri: the city of Amastris, so named from its founder, the wife of Dionysius, tyrant of the Pontic Heraclea, was situated on the Paphiagonian coast of the Euxine Sea, not far from Mt. Cytorus, and on the site of the Homeric city of Sesamus (Hom. Il. 2.853). The younger Pliny praises its beauty (Plin. Trai. 98). Cytore buxifer: cf. Verg. G. 2.437 iuvat undantem buxo spectare Cytorum. The adjective is a(/pax lego/menon. tibi: Catullus combines Amastris and Cytorus in a single idea, perhaps thinking of the city as
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 10 (search)
Gell. 4.1.12 hoc enim quis homo sit ostendere est, non, quid homo sit dicere. iam: not that the questioners had any precise knowledge of, or interest in, the past history of Bithynia, but only that the news at hand is from a freshly returned traveler. Bithynia: the country was bequeathed to the Romans by Nicomedes III. in 74 B.C., and organized as a province. Western Pontus was added to it in 65 B.C., on the overthrow of Mithradates by Pompey. The united province was governed by propraetors till 27 B.C., when it was placed in the list of senatorial provinces, where it remained till the time of Trajan. Under the republic it could in no wise compare in importance with the neighboring province of Asia, being but thinly settled in the interior, and having only a scanty fringe of Greek culture along the
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 29 (search)
tur, etc. The question in this verse touches upon the fitness of giving such gifts; that in the next verse upon Mamurra's fitness to receive them. cf. Catul. 41.4; Catul. 43.5.. praeda Pontica: probably not that brought back by Pompey in 62 B.C. from the conquest of Mithradates, but that from the capture of Mitylene in 79 B.C., when Caesar was an officer in the army of the governor of Pontus and Bithynia. Thus early was the patrimony of Mamurra already squandered, and thus early, when gains were but small, did Caesar begin to lavish wealth upon him. Hibera: sc. praeda; when Caesar, in 61-60 B.C., governed Further Spain as propraetor. scit: is witness to; cf. Verg. A. 11.258 scelerum poenas expendimus omnes; … scit triste Minervae sidus ; Ov.
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 64 (search)
cf. Verg. A. 5.859 liquidas proiecit in undas praecipitem ; Nemes. Buc. 2.76 nec tremulum liquidis lumen splenderet in undis. nasse: cf. Catul. 4.3 natantis trabis ; Catul. 66.45 iuventus per medium navit Athon . Phasidos: the chief river of Colchis, rising in the Caucasus and flowing into the Euxine Sea at its eastern end. Aceteos: Gr. *ai)htei/ous: Aeetes was king of Colchis and father of Medea. lecti iuuenes: so the Argonauts are called by Ennius Med. Exsul 209 R. Argivi delecti viri ) and Verg. Ecl. 4.34 altera quae vehat Argo delectos heroas ); cf. also Theocr. 13.18 pasa=n e)k poli/wn prolelegme/noi (of the A
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 66 (search)
.16 quid domini faciant, audent cum talia fures? Chalybon: etc. cf. Callim. Frag. 35e *xalu/bwn w(s a)po/loito ge/nos, geio/qen a)nte/llonta kako\n futo\n oi(/ min e)/fhnan ; Hor. S. 2.1.42 o pater et rex Iuppiter, ut pereat positum robigine telum . The Chalybes here referred to are undoubtedly not those of Spain, but the tribe of iron-workers in Pontus; cf. Xen. Anab. 5.5.1 a)fiknou=ntai ei)s *xa/lubas. ou(=toi o)li/goi te h)=san kai\ o( bio/s h)=n toi=s plei/stois au)tw=n a)po\ sidhrei/as. fingere: the verb, usually applied to easily worked substances (such as wax and clay), is strongly contrasted with duritiem; the Chalybes worked against nature in learning to dig iron from the concealing earth, and to mould its hardness so wonderfully into form.