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a. Indefinite phrases-continued.

XXXVII. 4, quicquid est puellarum.
XXX. 13, quicquid est domi cachinnorum.
LXVIII A. 28, quisquis de meliore nota est.
II. 2, quantum est hominum venustiorum.
IX. 10, quantum est hominum beatiorum.
XLV. 5, quantum qui pote plurimum perire.
v. 13, tantum basiorum.

XIV. 7, tantum impiorum.

XXIV. 2, non horum modo sed quot aut fuerunt,

aut sunt aut aliis erunt in annis. XXI. 2, XLIX. 2.

II. 6, carum nescio quid.

VI. 4, nescio quid febriculosi scorti.

XXXVIII. 7, paulum quid libet allocutionis.
VI. 14, ni tu quid facias ineptiarum.

XIII. 10, seu quid suavius elegantiusve est.
XLII. 14, aut si perditius potest quid esse.
XXII. 13, aut si quid hac re tritius videbatur.
LXXXII. 2, aut aliud si quid carius est oculis.

b. Colloquial idioms.

III. 13, vobis male sit, x. 18, maligne, XIV. 10, bene ac beate, v. 3, unius aestimemus assis.

XVII. 17, nec pili facit uni.

VII. 2, sint satis superque.

X. 6, quid esset jam Bithynia, quomodo se haberet?

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9, id quod erat.

11, cur quisquam caput unctius referret.

17, unum beatiorum.

XXII. 10, unus caprimulgus aut fossor.

XXXVII. 16, tu praeter omnes une de capillatis.

X. 29, fugit me ratio.

XI. 20, ilia rumpere.

IX. 2, milia trecenta (= plurima)—passim.

XVII. 5, ex tua libidine.

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1 In ordinary language, changes of fashion affect epithets (adjectives, &c.,) more than anything else. Catullus' adjectives in general are given below 7, his adverbs 6, his verbs 8.

e. Nouns in -or and -io belong rather to ordinary prose than to poetry, but Catullus has

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2. Catullus employs DIMINUTIVE (i.) nouns, (ii.) adjectives, (iii.) verbs, (iv.) proper names.

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puella, II. 1, &c. puellula, LVII. 9, &c. pupula, LXIII. 56. pupulus, LVI. 5. ramulus, LXI. 22. sacculus, XIII. 8. salillum, XXIII. 19. sarcinula, XXVIII. 2. scortillum, x. 3, solaciolum, II. 8. sicula, LXVII. 21. tabella, L. 2.

tigillum, LXVII. 39. versiculus, XVI. 3. villula, XXVI. 1. zonula, LXI. 53.

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iii.

conscribillare, xxv. 12. pipilare, III. 10. ustulare, xxxvi. 8. postulare, LXVI. 42.

iv.

Ipsithilla, XXXII. 1. Septimillus, XLV. 13. Veraniolus, XII. 17.

3. In the LOVER'S VOCABULARY are (i.) terms of endearment, (ii.) terms descriptive of passion.

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4. Catullus used words of GREEK origin very rarely, and chiefly in his longer poems; and all of those employed by him are found elsewhere. The following list will be found almost (if not quite) complete :

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(ii.) Catullus uses Greek Forms of Inflexion, in dealing with Greek proper names, side by side with Latin forms, and apparently on no principle (not even that of metrical convenience, cf. Propontida, Iv. 9; Athon, LXVI. 46.)

a. Greek nominative singular:

Acme, XLV. 10; Aganippe, LXI. 30; Cybele, LXIII.; Hebe, LXVIIIB. 76; Minois, LXIV. 61; Nereine, LXIV. 29; Phryx, LXIII. 22; Scyros, LXIV. 36; Zephyritis, LXVI. 57.

b. Greek genitive singular:

Cybeles, LXIII.; Arsinoes, LXVI. 54; Locridos, ib.; Phasidos, LXIV.3. c. Greek dative singular:

Pelei, LXIV. 383 (but Peleo, 337, Pelei gen., 279; Erecthei, 231, Thesei, 121); Minoidi, LXIV. 248 Tethyĭ, LXVI. 70 (but gen. Thetidis, LXIV. 19; dat. Thetidī, 21); Hydrochoi, LXVI. 94.

d. Greek accusative singular :

Acmen, XLV. 1; Booten, LXVI. 67; Amphitriten, LXIV. 11; Attin, LXIII. 42; Athon, LXVI. 46: Thesea, LXIV. 246; Pelea, 21; Propontida, IV. 9; Ancona, XXXVI. 13; Amathunta, ib. 14; Minoa. LXIV. 86; Callisto, LXVI. 66.

e. Greek vocative singular :

Amastri, IV. 13; Socration, LXVII. 1; Theseu, LXIV. 70; Peleu, 27.

f. Greek nominative plural:

Nereides, LXIV. 15.

g. Greek accusative plural:

Cycladas, IV. 7; Sacas, XI. 6 (but Arabes, 5); Thyiadas, LXIV. 392; Tempe, 36; pelage, LXIII. 16 (?).

h. Greek genitive plural:

Chalybum (Xaλúßwv), LXVI. 48 (probably).

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