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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 7 (search)
century B.C., by Battus, otherwise called Aristotle, a Greek from the island of Thera, and attained great reputation as a centre of trade, and as the birthplace of Eratosthenes, Aristippus, and Callimachus. oraclum Iovis: the Egyptian deity Ammon, 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 glowing heat, as in Catul. 46.5 Nicaeae aestuosae; cf. Hor. Carm. 1.22.5 per Syrtes aestuosas ; Hor. Carm. 1.31.5 aes