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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 7 (search)
or Hammon, originally worshipped in Thebes under the form of a ram, or of a human figure with a ram's horns, had his most famous temple and oracle in the oasis of Siwah in the Libyan desert, 400 miles from Cyrene (Plin. l.c.). He was identified by the Greeks and Romans with Zeus and Jupiter; cf. Prop. 4.1.103 hoc neque harenosum Libyae Iovis explicat antrum. aestuosi: of g per Syrtes aestuosas ; Hor. Carm. 1.31.5 aestuosae Calabriae . Batti: see v. 4 n. Cyrenis. sacrum sepulcrum: the tomb of the founder stood in the city of Cyrene, where he was reverenced as a god. tacet nox: with the rhythm cf. Catul. 5.5 n. tam: correlative with v. 3 quam. te: subject, not object of
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 65 (search)
e long parenthesis the poet returns to his theme, sed, as often, being resumptive. haec: probably Catul. 66.1ff. is referred to. expressa: translated; cf. Ter. Ad. 11 verbum de verbo expressum extulit . Battiadae: Callimachus, the famous Alexandrian scholar and poet at the court of Ptolemy Philadelphus, was the son of a certain Battus of Cyrene, and claimed descent from the founder of that city; cf. Catul. 7.4ff n.; Catul. 116.2. credita ventis: with the figure cf. Catul. 30.10n. ut: etc. the comparison is of the irrevocable swiftness with which the apple falls and the reminders vanish. missum munere: cf. Catul. 101.8 tradita munere . sponsi: the secrecy of t
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 66 (search)
tive genius shows so little through it. Whether the obscurity of some passages in it is due to lack of care on the part of the translator, or to an excessive fidelity to the original, cannot be determined; but the general characteristics of Alexandrian poetry would lead us to refer the fault to Callimachus himself. The theme, a compound of court tradition and of astronomical knowledge, is as follows: Berenice, daughter of Magas, king of Cyrene, and wife of her cousin Ptolemy Euergetes (reigned 247-222 B.C.), king of Egypt, had for her husband's safety vowed to the gods a lock of her hair, when, shortly after his accession to the throne and marriage, the king was setting out on an expedition against Syria. Upon his safe return the vow was paid, and the tress deposited in the temple of the deified Arsinoe on the promontory of Zephyrion. Next morning, however, it had disappeared; but t