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By Boris Kayachev

The Ciris, a Latin mythological poem of contested date and authorship, has obtained a certain quantity of scholarly cognizance through the 20th century, yet mostly has did not meet with an enough appreciation. This research is aimed toward vindicating the Ciris, generally through exploring its use of pre-Virgilianpoetic texts principally neglected in prior scholarship."

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Non est dea nescia nostri (with  dederit duplex Amathusia curam) is the model of Ciris ‒ non est Amathusia nostri | tam rudis.  Kayachev () . For other possible instances of Philodemus’ influence on Catullus, see e. g. v. Catullus, Tilg () , Cairns () ‒.

E. ‒). 26 1 The proem (lines 1‒100) ography was there presented as parallel to Tiresias’ initiation to prophecy. Catullus’ experience of the death of his brother can thus be interpreted as an initiation into elegiac poetry (i. e. 12) alluding to the etymology of ἐλεγεῖον from ἐὴ λέγειν or ἔλεος. Although in adapting Catullus 65 the Ciris poet may appear to ignore the death of Catullus’ brother as a mere autobiographical detail, the allusions to poems 68 and 101, centred on precisely that motif, suggest that he did see in it some programmatic importance.

112):²² ἠράσθην. τίς δ᾽ οὐχί; κεκώμακα. τίς δ’ ἀμύητος κώμων; ἀλλ’ ἐμάνην ἐκ τίνος; οὐχὶ θεοῦ; ἐρρίφθω, πολιὴ γὰρ ἐπείγεται ἀντὶ μελαίνης θρὶξ ἤδη, συνετῆς ἄγγελος ἡλικίης. καὶ παίζειν ὅτε καιρός, ἐπαίξαμεν· ἡνίκα καὶ νῦν οὐκέτι, λωιτέρης φροντίδος ἁψόμεθα.  non est dea nescia nostri (with  dederit duplex Amathusia curam) is the model of Ciris ‒ non est Amathusia nostri | tam rudis.  Kayachev () . For other possible instances of Philodemus’ influence on Catullus, see e. g. v.

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