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Phryge Brodaeus, phryga Codd. Housman molli mallet habere Phryge. 1 cf. 34 xiv. ciii. and civ. suggests BOOK VIII. XLV-XLVII XLV TERENTIUS PRISCUS is given back to me, Flaccus, from 'Etna's shore: this day let a milk-white pearl mark and let the wine-jar, shrunken through a hundred consulships, be outpoured, and its dull! ness grow bright, slowly strained through linen. 1 When shall a night so fair again bless my board ? When shall I be allowed to warm with wine so justly ? When Cytherean Cyprus shall give thee, Flaccus, back to me, as good a cause shall arise for earned my revelry.
Tu vincis nee adhuc delapsa ligustra 10 lilia et Tiburtino monte quod albet ebur; Spartanus tibi cedet olor Paphiaeque columbae, cedet Erythraeis eruta gemma vadis sed licet haec primis nivibus sint aemula dona, : non sunt Parthenio candidiora 15 suo. 1 Bacchus, according to myth, made an expedition into the East, where he taught the conquered nations the use of the vine. He was represented as drawn by tigers. 20 BOOK VIII. xxvi-xxvm her delight. Thy Arena, Caesar, has surpassed Indian triumphs and the wealth and riches of the victor 1 for Bacchus, while he drove beneath the yoke god the captive Indians, was content with two tigresses ; alone.
Quod si ludis adhuc semelque nasci uno iam tibi non sat est in anno, natum te, Clyte, nee semel putabo. sit 1 Phoebus, who ] inspires poets. 15 BOOK VIII. LXII-LXIV LXII PICENS writes epigrams on the backside of his ] paper, and complains that when he does so the god turns his. LXIII fond of Thestylus, and has no less warmth for Alexis perhaps now he is fond of my Hyacinthus too. Go, now doubt after that whether my friend Aulus loves the poets themselves, seeing that AULUS is ; ! he loves poets' favourites.