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See introductory note to Catul. 74.1ff.

rosea: Gellius is apparently youthful; cf. Catul. 45.12n. purpureo ore.

[2] fiant: for sint; cf. Catul. 73.2fieri” .

[2] candidiora nive: cf. Hom. Il. 10.437[ἵπποι] λευκότεροι χιόνος” ; Verg. A. 12.84[equi] qui candore nives anteirent” ; Ov. Pont. 2.5.37[pectora] lacte et non calcata candidiora nive” .

[3] quiete: i.e. the midday siesta; cf. Catul. 32.3; Catul. 61.118.

[4] longo die: well along in the day; contrasted with v. 3 mane.

[7] sic certe est: cf. Catul. 62.8n.

[7] clamant: cf. Catul. 6.7n.

[7] Victoris: otherwise unknown.

[7] rupta ilia: cf. Catul. 11.20.

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