In carm. 109, Lesbia’s proposal of iucundus and perpetuus amor is accepted by Catullus, but at the same time it is turned into a strong promise of aeternus mutual love, granted by the gods, like an ideal marriage pact, which foreshadowes the elegists’ attitude towards their mistresses: furthermore, there are close connnections with Plautus’ and Terence’s language. The paper discusses in detail the syntax of ll. 1-2.
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