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7. Volusi annales] vide Carm. 26.
8.] for the use of fishmongers in wrapping up fish.
10. Antimacho] a native of Colophon, who wrote a huge poem on the Theban war.
To Licinius Calvus.
On the early death of Quintilia, solacing his grief with the hope that if an affectionate remembrance by the survivors, may be grateful to the departed, the sadness of her untimely loss of the joys of life, would be overpaid by the strength and constancy of his love.
Catullus had gone to Troas, to pay the last honors to the Manes of his brother, who was buried there. After the usual solemnities, he addresses the dead in the words of this poem. The love of Catullus for his brother, the only relative he mentions, is one of the brighter features in a character too deeply stained with the licentiousness of the age.
He commends to his friend Cornelius, his power of keeping secrets.
3. illorum jure sacratum] • bound by the oath of such.'
4. Harpocratem) the god of Silence.
To Lesbia. On the unexpected renewal of her attachment to him.
Whose license of his tongue, and crimination of virtuous citizens, had made him universally odious.
From whom he had been estranged, on her offer- . ing a reconciliation ; expressing a prayer for its sincerity and permanence.
1. studioso animo venanda] "to be studied with
thoughtful mind,' applied to a poem of Callimachus, obscure and full of invective against Apollonius Rhodius, of which Catullus had attempted an imitation, against Gellius. Ovid in Ibide, v. 55. seq., in allusion to these,
4.] Tela infesta meum mittere inusque caput.
7. contra] still, but yet.'
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