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On the same theme as Catul. 83.1ff., and written about the same time.

dicit nec tacet: cf. Catul. 6.3.

[2] dispeream nisi: cf. Hor. S. 1.9.47dispeream ni summosses omnes” ; Verg. Cat. 9.2dispeream nisi me perdidit iste putus” ; Mart. 11.90.8dispeream ni scis” (where the expression is labeled as an antique).

[3] totidem mea: Ellis takes these words to mean ‘I have scored the same number of points’ (i. e. my case is exactly the same), referring to the game of duodecim scripta described by Ovid in Ov. Art. Am. 3.363ff.: but though the general meaning of the clause is clear, the precise interpretation is doubtful.

[3] deprecor: exsecrate; see the discussion of this use of the word by Catulius in Gell. 7.(6.) 16.

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