Tappone: otherwise unknown, though the name is not rare in inscriptions. B. Schmidt, however, suggests that as Tappo was shown by Mommsen (Arch. Zeit. vol. 40, col. 176) to be a stock comic figure at Roman feasts, Catullus may here mean to reprove jestingly his unnamed friend for taking in earnest words of the poet about Lesbia let fall in ioco atque vino.
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