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November 9th, 2003
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Felices sumus!

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From:ukelele
Date:November 9th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
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How wonderful!

There is terribly interesting intertextuality stuff with the Hellenistic poets and late Republic/early Empire poetry (eg Callimachus and Catullus, book 3 of G. Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica and book 4 of the Aeneid, not to mention Theocritus and a huge chunk of later English poetry). Of course, you have to slog through the Hellenistic poets in order to do that, which involves some hideously difficult Greek, too many eruditer-than-thou allusions, and far too many sheep.
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