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On a boy walking with an auctioneer. Some critics, comparing Catul. 21.5, have thought of Juventius and Furius; others, of Clodius; but the epigram may well be suggested by an accidental encounter on the street.

[2] se: i. e. puerum, the implied subject of discupere.

[2] discupere: of eager desire that searches for satisfaction in every direction (dis-); cf. Pl. Trin. 932quin discupio dicere” ; Cic. Fam. 8.15.2te videre discupio” .

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