ess, with which cf. the prayer of
Chryses to Phoebus, Hom. Il.
Idalium: a town and
wooded mountain of Cyprus, whereon stood a renowned temple of
Aphrodite; cf. Catul. 61.17;
Verg. A. 1.680
hunc super alta Cythera aut superam fissipedis per calami vias
grassetur Cnidiae sulcus harundinis.
Amathunta: a seaport
town of southern Cyprus, where the Adonis cult was
especially carried on; cf.
Golgos: this town of
according to Paus. 8.5.2, the
oldest shrine of Aphrodite; cf.
de/spoin' a(\ *golgw/s te kai\
called Epidamnus, a
seaport in southern Illyria, and t
the careless literary fecundity of Hortensius with Cinna's
careful elaboration of merely a short poem. But others,
troubled by the speedy introduction of Volusius, see in v. 4
a reference to him as the facile author of the myriads of
verses, and to Hortensius only as his patron (cf. Crit.
cava in palude
Satrachi: a river of
favorite haunt of Aphrodite and Adonis, the son of Myrrha,
or Zmyrna. The idea is that the poem of Cinna will be read
in the depths of the distant island where its scene was
penitus: i. e. far into
cana saecula: the
hoary ages; so Martial of the distant past in
diaeresis; cf. Intr.