[1-2] 1-2. A reminiscence of Catul. 70.1ff.
 impensius uror: in spite of his better knowledge of her character, his passion continues to grow, and overmasters his judgment. But the fact that he recognizes this shows at least a possibility of recovery. Cf. Catul. 85.1ff.; Ter. Eun. 70ff. “nunc ego et illam scelestam esse et me miserum sentio et taedet; et amore ardeo” .