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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Journey to Bithynia. (search)
and not too conscientious official patron. Catullus apparently had not been poverty-stricken, however jestingly he claimed that common distinction of the society-man at the capital, though an increase of income may not have been without attractions for him. He had up to this time, too, apparently loved Rome above all other cities, and had not cared to leave it for any considerable period of time, even that he might visit Greece. But now there were two motives that might lead him to look with desire upon a journey to Bithynia. In the first place, it offered him an opportunity to visit the Troad and to pay the final offerings of love at the grave of his brother (cf. § 22). In the second place, he had been passing through a terrible mental struggle that was perhaps not yet over, and Rome had become painful to him. In the distraction of t
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Friends and foes. (search)
and Pompey (Suet. Gram 14). He appears to better advantage as a scholar and the patron of literary men, especially of Lucretius, who dedicated his great poem to him. Cicero (Brut. 70.247) speaks well of his Greek scholarship, and of his ability in oratory, though blaming him for lack of application. Accused of ambitus in 53 B.C., on account of the operations of the preceding year, he went into exile in Greece (cf. Cic. Fam. XIII.1), where he died about the year 49. 72. Prominent among the invective poems of Catullus is a group directed against a certain Gellius. This comprises cc. 74, 80, 88, 89, 90, 91, 116, but the poems are not arranged in chronological order. Apparently the earliest in composition is c. 16, and the second c. 91,-- the first indicating that Catullus had tried to avert the hostility of Gelli
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 10 (search)
h the short final a, cf. Pl. Cist. 573 commoda loquelam tuam (at the beginning of a trochaic septenarius); so also more commonly in colloquial usage such pyrrhic imperatives as ama, puta, roga, etc. Sarapim: an Egyptian deity, apparently at first identical with Osiris, and often later connected in worship with Isis. From Alexandria, where the great Sarapeum stood, the cult spread through Greece and Italy, reaching Rome perhaps as early as the time of Sulla, though it met there with great opposition, and did not attain its height till the end of the first century after Christ. In 58 B.C., only about two years before this poem was written, the worship of the Egyptian divinities had been banished without the city walls. Upon the Campus Martius, however, Isis and Sarapis found a resting-place, and their temples we
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 64 (search)
ntem vertice vittas . Fair hair is traditionally a mark of beauty in the poets. subtilem mitram: the finely-woven, variegated coif worn by Greek women, as by Orientals in general. In Greece it seems to have consisted of a sort of scarf arranged either as headdress or as girdle. non contecta: etc. her breast unshielded by its veil of light drapery. With the reinforcement of the idpido modo sanguine Teucros undabit campos ; Il. Lat. 384 sanguine Dardanii manabant undique campi . longinquo: of the length of the war, not of its distance from Greece. periuri Pelopis: Pelops won the chariot-race, and so the hand of Hippodamia, from her father, Oenomaus, by offering half of his kingdom to the latter's charioteer, Myrtilus, if he would loosen the
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 84 (search)
is thus indicated. misso: sc. on some public service; perhaps with his friend Crassus, who assumed the governorship of Syria in 55 B.C. audibant: with the form cf. Catul. 64.319n. custodibant. leniter et leviter: i. e. though the people left behind misused aspirates, they did not at any rate bellow out so horribly their mispronunciations. postilla: a word of older Latin for the later postea, perhaps, however, still used colloquially in the time of Catullus. Ionios fluctus: that part of the Mediterranean Sea lying west and northwest of Greece, and hence the first sea encountered by Arrius on his journey. The report of its fate was, then, but a foretaste of what was to come to the Romans who had hoped for relief on the departure of Arrius.