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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 4 (search)
a dedicatory inscription appended thereto. It is needless, not to say impossible, to suppose, as some have done, that the actual yacht was brought up the Po and the Mincio, or by an overland route, and beached in the Lago di Garda, but the votive model is spoken of as if the experiences of its prototype were its own. (For a strong presentation of a different interpretation of the poem cf. C. L. Smith, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, volf. Ov. Trist. 3.13.27 terrarum pars paene novissima, Pontus ; Tac. Agr. 10 oram novissimi maris. limpidum lacum: i.e. the lacus Benacus (Lago di Garda), into the broader, southern end of which projects the peninsula of Sirmio (cf. Catul. 31.1ff.), now Sermione, where stood the villa of Catullus. In the epithet is a thought of the contrast between the dark and tu
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 31 (search)
Frater Ave atque Vale.—Date, summer of 56 B.C.—Meter, choliambic. paene: used adjectivally, in Greek fashion; cf. Cic. Rep. 6.11 nunc venis paene miles ; Ov. Her. 15.357 paene puer. Livy 26.42.8 appears to be the first to write paeninsula. Sirmio, the modern Sermione, is a long and narrow peninsula running out into the southern end of the Lago di Garda (Lacus Benacus). The ruins referred to by Tennyson (l.c.) are of the age of Constantine, but are called by the natives the Villa of Catullus in accordance with the mediaeval identification ocelle: the gem cf. in this sense Aesch. Eum. 1025 o)/mma pa/shs xqo/nos ; Pind. Ol 2.9 *sikeli/as t' e)/san o)fqalmo/s ; Plaut. Trin. 245 o ocelle mi