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The couplets are wholly disconnected , some of them mere squibs flung out , it is
supposed , by the poet at his rivals . Though the Amæbæan verse Greek , and
the poem itself copied from Theocritus , yet the alternate abuse is thoroughly ...
It is supposed to have been written in B.C. 39 , and is inscribed to Pollio , whose
military exploits are alluded to in v . 6-13 . DAMON . ALPHESIBEUS . IO PAST
ASTORUM Musam Damonis et Alphesiboei - immemor herbarum quos est mirata
fumant , i . e . the service is already an established custom : this dialogue being
supposed to be held in the autumn ( see line 82 ) . — altaria , high altars , see
note , verse 7 . 45. responsum dedit , the phrase used properly of an oracular ...
These epithets and allusions are pure affected imitations of authors in whom they
meant something . 25. non sum adeo informis : see preliminary notë . 26.
placidum ventis : the ancients seem to have supposed 12 [ BUCOL . Notes .
26. placidum ventis : the ancients seem to have supposed that certain winds
calmed the sea , — perhaps by ceasing to blow ( see Æn . v . 763 ) . The sea -
beach might possibly afford a mirror for the giant Cyclops , but hardly for the
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