egelidos: the prefix here has the privative meaning, as in Colum. 10.282 “nunc ver egelidum, nunc est mollissimus annus” ; but the prefix is intensive in Verg. A. 8.610 “procul egelido secretum flumine vidit.”
 Nicaeae: Strabo (12.564) says of Nicaea, the capital of Bithynia, Strabo XII. 564 “περικεῖται δὲ κύκλῳ πεδίον μέγα ῾cf. Phrigii campi᾿ καὶ σφόδρα εὔδαιμον, ῾ξφ.ager uber᾿ οὐ πάνυ δὲ ὑγιεινὸν τοῦ θέρους” (cf. aestuosae). Homer mentions the fertility of the region in Hom. Il. 13.793 “ἐξ Ἀσκανίης ἐριβώλακος” .
 pedes: not that Catullus was contemplating, as some have thought, a land journey, but the passionate eagerness for departure is most unaffectedly pictured by its influence upon the physical feelings.