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Main  ::  Translations - all  ::  Old men? (Carmen 5)

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Guest
Posted on Mon Sep 11, 2006 23:12:07  
Who are those old men?

/Newbie
Guest
Posted at Mon Nov 13, 2006 17:59:50  Quote
Maybe the ones making the rules of what is right and wrong?
Chris Weimer
Posted at Tue Nov 21, 2006 03:42:19  Quote
Stuffy old men of the Republic.
Guest
Posted at Mon Jan 29, 2007 01:19:18  Quote
"Right" behavior in Rome was often judged by what was the tradition. "Mos maiorum" the "morals of the elder" as one could translate. So, I guess when Catullus mentions the "old men" he is referring to the general opinion of what is moraly correct or not.
Guest
Posted at Wed Jan 31, 2007 06:19:18  Quote
Quote:
  Who are those old men?

/Newbie

Repubicans... hahaha.

[Bad pun, pardon.]
Guest
Posted at Wed Jan 31, 2007 06:20:23  Quote
Quote:
  Repubicans... hahaha.

[Bad pun, pardon.]

I even spelled "Republican" wrong. Help me.
Guest
Posted at Thu Mar 22, 2007 22:17:58  Quote
Hehee, 'republicans', I like that - it sums up exactly what I think of Cicero (and why I prefer Catullus).
Guest
Posted at Sat May 24, 2008 00:09:37  Quote
They are the people who are judging their secret love affair.

Republicans... LOL
Guest
Posted at Wed May 28, 2008 04:14:52  Quote
The old men are the senators... Lesbia is a pseudonym for a senator's wife with whom Catullus is having an affair.

Some people might say Democrats... Ted Kennedy?
Guest
Posted at Sun Sep 07, 2008 01:44:53  Quote
Yes, specifically Metellus.
 


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