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egressum tectis, pulcher Iule, tuis.
quam iuveni rupit cum ferus inguen aper.
sunt etiam, qui nos numen habere putent!
omnibus obscuras inicit illa manus.
carmine quid victas obstipuisse feras?
dicitur in vita concinuisse lyra.
14. pulcher Iule: cf. Verg. Aen. presence of this uncleanness; cf. 1, 709: mirantur Iulum flagran the ancient Hebrew law. tesque dei vultus.
20. obscuras : cf. Tib. I, 3, 4. 15. est confusa Venus: because 21. pater: Apollo, who Tibullus was a poet of love.
also father of Linus (v. 23). 16. iuveni: Adonis, beloved of Ismario: i.e. Thracian, from Mt. Venus, but mortally wounded in Ismarus. — mater: Calliope. — Orthe hunt by a wild boar.
pheo: note the synizesis. 17. at ... vocamur: ironical : 22. victas: “captivated.' “yet they say that we are.
vates : 23. Linon: son of Psamathe cf. 1, 1, 6; Tib. 3, 4, 43 : “salve, and Apollo. — aelinon αϊλινον: : cura deum : casto nam rite poetae “Ah! Linus !' cf. the origin of Phoebusque et Bacchus Pieridesque the word elegeia, Intr. § 2. It favent.'
is a second accusative with con18. numen : cf. our expression, cinuisse and Linon in a double “ divine afflatus."
accusative construction. 19. scilicet : not ironical, but 25. Maeoniden: cf. 1, 15, 9; here with conviction. — profanat: Trist. 4, 10, 22; Prop. 2, 28, 29. – death made ceremonially unclean fonte perenni: the debt of all the place and the persons im- the poets to Homer was recogmediately concerned. The cypress nized more and more in Roman at the door was the sign of the
vatum Pieriis ora rigantur aquis : hunc quoque summa dies nigro submersit Averno:
defugiunt avidos carmina sola rogos.
tardaque nocturno tela retexta dolo.
altera cura recens, altera primus amor.
sistra ? quid in vacuo secubuisse toro?
sollicitor nullos esse putare deos.
mors gravis a templis in cava busta trahet.
vix manet e toto, parva quod urna capit. tene, sacer vates, flammae rapuere rogales
pectoribus pasci nec timuere tuis ?
28. defugiunt ] . C. Jahn from 2 Mss. 26. Pieriis ... aquis : the in likewise, may be designated the spiring springs of the Muses, Nemesis book. Aganippe, Hippocrene, Castalia. 32. cura = amor = amata ; cf.
27. Averno: the term is typical Prop. I, 1, 36, n. for the entrance to the lower world. 33. Cf. Tib. 1, 3, 23-24. 28. Cf. 1, 15, 32; Prop. 3, 2, 35. Cf. 2, 6, 39; Tib. 1, 3, 52;
Prop. 3, 7, 18. 29. Troiani fama laboris : the 37. The imperatives have conIliad.
cessive force. 30. The Odyssey, represented 40. Cf. Met. 12, 610 sq.: iam by Penelope's well own trick to cinis est ; et de tam magno restat put off the suitors.
Achille nescio quid, parvam quod 31. The first book of Tibullus non bene con pleat urnam. may be called a Delia book, though 41. tene: the question is exnot with so good ground as the clamatory, expressing surprised Cynthia Monobiblos of Propertius incredulity. is so named. The second hook, 43. potuissent : sc. flammae.
urere, quae tantum sustinuere nefas. avertit vultus, Erycis quae possidet arces:
sunt quoque, qui lacrimas continuisse negant.
ignotum vili supposuisset humo.
mater et in cineres ultima dona tulit;
venit inornatas dilaniata comas,
oscula nec solos destituere rogos.
sum tibi : vixisti, dum tuus ignis eram.'
me tenuit moriens deficiente manu.'
restat, in Elysia valle Tibullus erit:
tempora cum Calvo, docte Catulle, tuo;
44. sustinuere: i.e. ventured. 55. descendens: from the fu
45. quae : Venus Erycina, whose temple was on the heights of Mt. 56. vixisti: cf. Cat. 68, 34, n. Eryx.
- ignis : cf. 2, 16, 11, n. 46. continuisse : sc. te ; cf. Tib. 58. Thus Nemesis claims for I, 3, 27.
herself the fulfillment of what 47. Cf. Tib. I, 3.
Tibullus in I, I, 60, had wished 49. hinc ... hinc: on one side might be the function of Delia.
on the other.' — fugientis : 59. Cf. Trist. 4, 10, 85; Cat. as his spirit Aed.'— pressit: 96, 1, n.; Prop. 2, 34, 53: si post closed.'
Stygias aliquid restabimus undas. 52. inornatas dilaniata comas : 61. hedera ... cinctus: the ivy cf. v. II, n.
of Bacchus, inspirer of poetry, was 53. tuis :
sc. propinquis. - appropriate for poets' wreaths. priorque: Delia ; cf. Tib. I, 1, 61, 62. Calvo: cf. Intr. § 12. — for the poetic prophecy of which docte: cf. Intr. § 16. this was the fulfillment.
tu quoque, si falsum est temerati crimen amici,
sanguinis atque animae prodige Galle tuae.
et sit humus cineri non onerosa tuo!
Quaere novum vatem, tenerorum mater Amorum :
raditur hic elegis ultima meta meis;
(nec me deliciae dedecuere meae),
63. amici: Augustus; cf. Intr. Ovid, the poet of love; 17-20 : $ 12. — The form of the hypothesis but now Bacchus calls me on to implies the belief of Ovid, which broader fields.' was probably well grounded, that 1. mater: Venus. the particular accusation which 2. raditur ... meta: this kind drove Gallus to suicide was false. of poetic composition has run its 65. Cf. v. 59, n.
course, and according to the figure 67. Cf. Buecheler, Car. Epig. of circus racing is now for the last passim.
time rounding the meta. In the 68. - S. T. T. L. Cf. Tib. 2,6, race the driver's skill was shown
by avoiding the meta as narrowly
as possible. 3, 15
3. alumnus: the relation of a In saying farewell to erotic elegy
native to his country. the poet takes occasion also to 4. deliciae : erotic poetry; cf. speak of his origin and to claim Cat. 68, 26. -- dedecuere: Ovid great fame for his work; cf. Hor. was more inclined to speak apoloCar. 3, 30; Prop. I, 22.
getically in after years, however. Venus, search for a new 5. The same verse occurs in bard ! 3-16: Sulmo shall hence Trist. 4, 10, 7; Ovid was proud forth be known as the birthplace of that he was no parvenu knight,
non modo militiae turbine factus eques.
Paelignae dicar gloria gentis ego,
cum timuit socias anxia Roma manus.
moenia, quae campi iugera pauca tenent,
quantulacumque estis, vos ego magna voco.' culte puer, puerique parens Amathusia culti, aurea de
campo vellite signa meo. corniger increpuit thyrso graviore Lyaeus :
pulsanda est magnis area maior equis. inbelles elegi, genialis Musa, valete,
post mea mansurum fata superstes opus !
but belonged to an old equestrian favorite seat of the worship of line; cf. Intr. 8 38.
Venus, here Amathus in Cyprus. 6. As a slave
whirled 16. Decamp! your campaigu around when formally freed, so is finished. the whirligig of military life often 17. corniger: cf. Tib. 2, 1, 3, suddenly made an equestrian out n. — thyrso graviore: an inspiraof a man of ignoble birth.
tion to more serious writing. 7. Cf. Mart. 14, 195: Tantum Bacchus
responsible for magna suo debet Verona Catullo, tragedy as well as for comedy, and quantum parva suo Mantua Ver was looked upon as a patron of gilio.
all poetry. Cf. Prop. 3, 2, 9, n. 8. gloria : 'pride.'
18. area maior : the figure of 9. libertas: longing after free verse 2 is repeated in another dom.'
form ; cf. 3, 1, 26: “haec animo” 10. socias: the Paeligni were dices“ area facta meost”; Prop. 2, leaders in the bellum sociale.
11. Cf. Prop. 4, I, 65-66. 19. genialis : in the modern aquosi: cf. Trist. 4, 10, 3.
sense of the word; cf. 2, 13, 7: 15. Amathusia : like Cytheris, genialiaque arva Canopi. Cypria, Erycina, and other similar 20. fata : cf. Prop. 1, 19, 1-2, proper adjectives, referring to a
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