Greek Solutions to Problems in Catullus 1 and 84

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This paper argues that the notorious patrona virgo of Catullus 1 is a corruption of a codeswitch into archaic Greek, and that the evasive punchline of fluctus (H)ionios of 84 can also be found in the specialized knowledge of non-Attic Greek which the poet and his circle demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-209
Number of pages16
JournalClassical Philology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


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