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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Family and circumstances. (search)
us Caesar even so late, apparently, as the close of the poet's life. Why he (to say nothing of the mother) is never mentioned by the poet, we cannot tell. Not improbably, however, he did not have the same active sympathy with the tastes and inclinations of Catullus as the father of Horace had with those of his son. Catullus, moreover, was not the only son, and was probably younger than the one whose untimely death in the Troad he records. 10. Yet there was apparently wealth enough in the family to enable even the younger brother to enjoy the advantages that wealth brought to the young Italian of that day. He was able early in his young manhood to go to Rome, and to make that city thenceforth his abiding-place (c. 68.34 ff.). He owned a villa at Sirmio (c. 31), and another on the edge of the Sabine hills (c. 4
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Lesbia. (search)
were yet but occasional (c. 68.135 ff.). At another moment he appeals in remonstrance and grief to the friends who have become his rivals (cc. 73, 77, 90). 22. And his perturbed soul was still further wrenched by another heavy blow that fell upon him at about the same time with these disclosures. His dearly loved brother was dead, and, to heighten the anguish of the moment, dead far away in the Troad, without a single relative near him to close his eyes, utter the last formal farewell, and place upon his tomb the customary funeral offerings. The news either reached Catullus when on a visit to his father's house at Verona, or summoned him suddenly thither from Rome. For a time this emotion dulled his sensibility to every other. He could think of nothing else. He foreswore the Muses forever, save to express the burden
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Journey to Bithynia. (search)
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. ยง 22). In the second place, he had been passing through a terrible mental struggle that was perhaps not yet over, and Rome had bhynia and of his stay there we have no record up to the period of his approaching return to Italy, save in the one poem (c. 101) in which he commemorates the funeral-offerings at the grave of his brother in the Troad, and speaks the last farewell,-- a farewell of infinite sadness because spoken with no hope of a future reunion. To make these offerings of pious affection was one of the motives of Catullus in coming to this d
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 101 (search)
An invocation accompanying offerings made at the tomb of the poet's brother in the Troad (cf. Catul. 65.5ff.; Catul. 68.19ff. Catul. 68.89ff.). See Intr. 22. multas: etc., the exaggeration of the expression marks the intensity of the poet's grief over the distance that separated him from his brother's deathbed and tomb. miseras: cf. Catul. 68.30n. inferias: defined by Servius on Verg. A. 10.519 inferiae sunt sacra mortuorum, quod inferis solvuntur . Perhaps Catullus is now offering the cena novemdialis, omitted perforce up to this time, since none of the family were present at the burial. In this case the offerings would be especially dishes of eggs, lentils, and salt, and the phrase in v. 9 multum manantia fletu would be quite in point, as it would not be if libations only were offer