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Commentary Cons. Phil. Book 3 Metrum 7

Metrum 7

Pleasure is sweet for the moment but leaves a bitter taste.

Meter: Anaclastic ionic dimeter (i.e., ionic dimeter with fourth and fifth elements reversed). Also known as anacreontic meter.

line 1
uoluptas: subject of all the verbs in this poem; here, final syllable short.

line 3
par: = similis, with genitive.

line 5
nimis tenaci: with morsu.

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