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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 7 (search)
; Calp. Buc. 2.72 qui numerare velit … tenues citius numerabit harenas. laserpiciferis: cf. Plin. NH 19.38 laserpicium, quod Graeci si/lfion vocant, in Cyrenaica provincia repertum, cuius sucum laser vocant, magnificum in usu medicamentisque. The plant was doubtless the ferula asafoetida, the exuded juice of which is still widely used as an antispasmodic. It helr, that in his time it had ceased to he produced there, and our supply comes from Persia and the East Indies. Cyrenis: Cyrenae (Gr. *kurh/nh) was the capital of the district of Libya, called Cyrenaica, that bordered upon the Syrtis major. It was founded, according to tradition, about the middle of the seventh century B.C., by Battus, otherwise called Aristotle, a Greek from the island of Thera, and attained great