to kiss you so many kisses
is enough and more for crazy Catullus.
tam te basia multa basiare
vesano satis et super Catullo est,
which neither the nosy people are able to count nor are evil tongues able to envy.
quae nec pernumerare curiosi
possint nec mala fascinare lingua
Leisure, Catullus, is annoying to you: you exult and rejoice too much in leisure: leisure has destroyed both kings before and fortunate cities.
Otium, Catulle, tibi molestum est:
otio exsultas nimiumque gestis:
otium et reges prius et beatas
What is the mood and use of vivamus?
genitive of price/ value
What case and use is assis?
What construction is est…dormienda?
To what word does altera refer?
subjunctive, present, negative purpose clause
What is the mood, tense, and use of sciamus?
Lesbia and Catullus
The subject of amemus (line 1) refers to
the love of Lesbia and Catullus
In line 2, it is implied that the rumors are about
In line 5 brevis lux refers to
In lines 7-10, there is an example of
basia (L. 7)
milia multa (line 10) refers to
subjunctive, indirect question
Line 2 What is the mood and use of sint?
Line 2 What case is Lesbia?
Line 5 What word does aestuosi modify?
accusative, object of a preposition
Line 6 What is the case and use of sepulcrum?
Line 10 What is the subject of est?
two examples of alliteration
Lines 1-2 of Poem 7 contain ____
is the number of grains of desert sand and stars in the sky
According to lines 3-7, the answer to the question posed in line 1
In line 8, the subject of vident is
basia (L. 9)
The antecedent of quae (line 11) is
In lines 10-12, there is an example of a(n)
Line 1 What is the case of mi?
Line 2 To what verb is superare complementary?
Line 3 What is the tense and voice of the participle sedens?
Line 5 What word does misero modify?
Line 9 What case is tenuis and what word does it modify?
Line 11 What word does gemina modify?
ablative of means
Line 12 What is the case and use of nocte?
Line 15 What is the case and use of otium?
In line 1, mi refers to
The antecedent of qui (L. 3) is
Catullus is watching Lesbia
From lines 5-7, it appears that
asyndeton (lack of conjunctions)
Lines 9-12 contain an example of
What figure of speech is found with “otium” at the beginning of successive clauses L. 13-15?
One of the similarities between 5 and 7 can be found in Catullus’ colloquial use of the word “kiss” (basia, basiorum, basiationes, basiare)
Similarity about colloquial use of “kiss”
Catullus uses language of counting in both poems. In Poem 5 he claims that he wants to give Lesbia a “thousand kisses, then a hundred” and so on (basia mille, deinde centum). In Poem 7 he claims that he wants “to kiss you many kisses” (te basia multa basiare)
Similarity about language of counting/ numbers
In Poem 5, Catullus mentions that he does not want “anyone evil to envy” his and Lesbia’s relationship (quis malus invidere). He also mentions that he does not want “evil tongue to envy” in Poem 7 (mala fascinere lingua)
Similarity about other people judging
Catullus also directly addresses “my Lesbia” (mea Lesbia) in Poem 5 and “Lesbia” (Lesbia) in Poem 7.
Similarity about addressing Lesbia directly
They compare a man to a god (deo), they mention sweet laughter, the poet’s tongues “don’t work,” both poems mention a woman who already has a man
Similarities between Sappho’s poem and Catullus’ poem
We know Catullus’ lover is Lesbia; Sappho loves an anonymous person, Catullus mentions leisure and Sappho does not
Differences between Sappho’s poem and Catullus’ poem