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ca verba pede
sidus might refer either to the sun,
or to Sirius ; most editors refer this rima
passage to the sun, but without coegit any very good reason think Hor
wellit ace is referring to the dog star in clision Epod. 1, 27: ante sidus fervidum.
So Ovid, Met. I, 424, aetherioque ve sense, recens exarsit sidere limus, is inriguis quoted as referring to the sun;
but Tibullus, 1, 7, 21, attributes the poetical same result to Sirius as Vergil dinary pas
does in Aen. 3, 141: tum steriles 1. 6, 715:
exurere Sirius agros.
48. annua = quotannis, an odd
adverbial use, with such a noun thout a prepo
as terra. — comas : here used of usual locative the grain itself. the subject is in- 49. verno: agreeing with alveo, lae. - sideris : ac- but used in the adverbial sense. usage of the Roman — alveo : synizesis. can scarcely escape 52. certo . . . pede : regular irge of ambiguity, as rhythm.'
consulis et Chio solvite vincla cado.
est rubor, errantes et male ferre pedes.
nomen et absentis singula verba sonent.
et magna intonsis gloria victor avis,
redditur agricolis gratia caelitibus.
desuevit querna pellere glande famem :
1. 29. celebrent AV celebrant P.
38. glande GP grande AV.
28. consulis : the age of the spoken, i.e. be constantly on the wine was indicated by the name, lips of the banqueters! on the jar or the tag attached to 33. celeber: this may be the it, of the consul under whom it first instance of the use of the was made. Good Falernian, ac- word in the sense of famous.' cording to Plin. N. H. 23, 34, triumphis : for the plural cf. 1, 7, should be not less than 15 years 5; the occasion is the same there old. — vincla: both the stopper referred to. and the gypsum or pitch with 34. intonsis: a common epithet which it was sealed.
of the Romans of early times, be29. madere: : sc. vino. Cf. 2, fore the tonsorial art was in vogue. 2, 8; 5, 87; Plaut. Most. 319: Cf. Hor. Car. I, 12, 41 : intonsis ecquid tibi videor ma-ma-ma- Curium cupillis. Cf. 1, 7, 16, n. dere?
35 ades adspiraque : Messalla 30. errantes : 'unsteady.' is invoked, as if he were one of
31. bene Messallam : sc. valere the Muses. So Vergil called upon iubeo ;
cf. our own abbreviated Maecenas in Georg. 2, 39: tuque form of toasts, “ Here's to," etc. ades, inceptumque una decurre Cf. Ovid, Fast. 2, 637: 'bene vos, laborem, o decus ... Maecenas. bene te, patriae pater, optime 36. agricolis : ‘patrons of husCaesar!!
bandry.' 32. absentis : sc. Messallae ;
38. glande : for acorns as a the participle has concessive force. staple of food in the Golden Age, – singula : a hyperbole: let his cf. Ovid, Met. I, 106; Am. 3, 1o, name recur at almost every word 9; Fast. 1, 676; Tib. 2, 3, 68 :
illi conpositis primum docuere tigillis
exiguam viridi fronde operire domum, illi etiam tauros primi docuisse feruntur
servitium et plaustro supposuisse rotam. tum victus abiere feri, tum consita pomus,
tum bibit inriguas fertilis hortus aquas, aurea tum pressos pedibus dedit uva liquores
mixtaque securo est sobria lympha mero.
deponit flavas annua terra comas.
conpleat ut dulci sedula melle favos.
cantavit certo rustica verba pede
43. tum consita AG tunc consita V tunc insita w.
glans alat, et prisco more bibantur sidus might refer either to the sun, aquae. glans aluit veteres.
or to Sirius ; most editors refer this 41. Ovid, Am. 3, 10, 13: prima passage to the sun, but without iugis tauros supponere colla coegit any very good reason think Horet veterem curvo dente revellit ace is referring to the dog star in humum. — illi : for the elision Epod. 1, 27: ante sidus fervidum. cf. Intr. § 42.
So Ovid, Met. I, 424, aetherioque 44. inriguas : in the active sense, recens exarsit sidere limus, is as in Ovid, Am. 2, 16, 2: inriguis quoted as referring to the sun; ora salubris aquis.
but Tibullus, 1, 7, 21, attributes the 46. securo : another poetical same result to Sirius as Vergil active instead of the ordinary pas- does in Aen. 3, 141: tum steriles sive use; cf. Verg. Aen. 6, 715: exurere Sirius agros. securos latices et longa oblivia 48. annua = quotannis, an odd potant.
adverbial use, with such a noun 47. rure : abl. without a prepo- as terra. comas: here used of sition for the more usual locative the grain itself. ruri. terunt: the subject is in- 49. verno : agreeing with alveo, definite = agricolae. — sideris : ac- but used in the adverbial sense. cording to the usage of the Roman - alveo : synizesis. poets Tibullus can scarcely escape 52. certo ... pede: "regular here the charge of ambiguity, as rhythm.
et satur arenti primum est modulatus avena.
carmen, ut ornatos diceret ante deos, 55
agricola et minio suffusus, Bacche, rubenti
primus inexperta duxit ab arte choros. huic datus a pleno, memorabile munus, ovili
dux pecoris curtas auxerat hircus opes.
rure puer verno primum de flore coronam 60 fecit et antiquis inposuit laribus.
rure etiam teneris curam exhibitura puellis
molle gerit tergo lucida vellus ovis.
fusus et adposito pollice versat opus: 58. curtas auxerat hircus opes IVaardenburg yrcus hauxerat yrcus oves A hauserat VG hirtas duxerat hircus oves Heinsius.
53. satur : "after eating his fill.' 57. huic: i.e. agricolae, in recavena : for a similar scene cf. ognition of his skill as leader of Verg. Ec. I, 1-2.
the chorus. — ovili: we might 54. ornatos: with wreaths.
have expected caprili; but this 55. minio: originally, doubt
word seems to have been little less, made of the lees of wine, the used and ovile elsewhere does most convenient substance on such duty for both sheep and goats ; occasions. Cf. Hor. Ep. 2, 3, 277: cf. Ovid, Met. 13, 828: aliis quac canerent agerentque peruncti in ovilibus haedi. Cf. Bentley, faecibus ora. Later a prepared Horace, Vol. 2, p. 33. vermilion was used for both man 58. auxerat: for the tense cf. and god; cf. I, I, 17. From this Prop. 1, 12, II ; 2, 13, 38, n; Ovid, custom masks came to be used in
Trist. 3, 11, 25: non sum ego quod the dramatic representations origi- fueram. nating in the same rustic festivals. 62. lucida : an unusual adjective
- Bacche: it was at the festivals in the sense of white,' indicating of Dionysus that the Greek drama a glistening effect, and correspondbegan, just as such native Italian ing to our familiar expression, as dramatic forms as the Fescenninae white as snow,' used of wool. and Saturae came from similar 63. hinc refers to the wool. celebrations in Etruria.
64. pollice : the thumb of the 56. ab: used to make it clear right hand, while the left hand that the idea is one of source here. holds the distaff; Cat. 64, 313: Cf. Prop. 2, 27, II, n.
tum prono in pollice torquens
atque aliqua adsiduae textrix operata Minervae
cantat, et adplauso tela sonat latere.
natus et indomitas dicitur inter equas.
hei mihi, quam doctas nunc habet ille manus ! nec pecudes, velut ante, petit: fixisse puellas
gestit et audaces perdomuisse viros.
limen ad iratae verba pudenda senem :
ad iuvenem tenebris sola puella venit
explorat caecas cui manus ante vias.
felix, cui placidus leniter adflat Amor.
67. quoque inter agros A quoque inter greges V interque greges G apros R. Klotz.
libratum tereti versałat turbine 67. Cf. Pervigilium Ven. 77: fusum ; Ovid, Met. 6, 22 : sive ipse Amor puer Dionae rure natus levi teretem versabat pollice fusum. dicitur. Tibullus is fond of using 65. aliqua : i.e. here and there ipse with the name of a divinity;
operata : “engaged in the cf. e.g. 1, 3, 58 ; 2, 2, 5; 1, 8, 5. service of'; cf. note on v. 9. - 73. The perfect tenses express Minervae: the patroness of weav- customary action. ing ; cf. H. & T. $ 39. This is best 74. iratae : sc. puellae. considered not a case of metonymy. 76. iuvenem : • her lover.'
66. latere: used collectively, 77. pedibus praetemptat iter : referring to the pieces of brick by
feels' which the threads of the warp were (Cranst.). weighted to keep them taut, and 78. ante: adverb. which would often strike together 80. adflat: cf. 2, 4, 57: ubi as the web was moved back and indomitis gregibus Venus adflat forth for the passage of the shuttle ; amores. — Amor: the more com• rings the web beneath the driven mon name of this god in Tibullay' (Cranst.).
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ROM. EL. POETS II