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During this significant other, overseas students supply a complete evaluate that displays the newest developments in Catullan studies.

Explores the paintings of Catullus, the best Roman ‘lyric poets’.
Provides discussions approximately creation, style, type, and reception, in addition to interpretive essays on key poems and teams of poems.
Grounds Catullus within the socio-historical global round him.
Chapters problem obtained knowledge, current unique readings, and recommend new interpretations of biographical proof.

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2, attributed to Cinna by Isidore (Etym. 418 (which, by the way, reads summi for alti). The same or a similar line is quoted by Nonius Marcellus (p. 546 Lindsay DCD) from ‘‘Catullus Veronensis’’ in the defective form lucida qua splendet carchesia mali. 235b. Of course, simple misattribution is a possible explanation. In addition to being witnesses to the text of Catullus, for good or for ill, ancient secondary sources also serve as witnesses to the arrangement of Catullus’ poetry as it circulated in Antiquity; indeed, they are virtually the only witnesses to this, since (as will be argued below) only a single ancient title survived into the Middle Ages, in a single authoritative MS and in corrupted form.

Gellius’ argument, then, is that some writers like the aesthetic effect of what is called ‘‘hiatus’’ (in particular when the same vowel ends one word and begins the next without the first being elided and thus, in effect, eliminated; he has already praised its use in Homer), and that Catullus employed it here, writing ebria acina, with hiatus and without the normal elision. At best, Gellius only implies that the reading is attested in copies of the poem; one could be forgiven for thinking that he was perversely trying to justify a corrupt reading in a copy he had seen or even for suspecting that it was in fact a conjecture of his own.

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