so, thus, this way; understand dixi, the speaker (ego) is the poet.
Clio, -us f.
Clio, the muse of history (click on the SPQR icon at the end of the line). Understand respondit. One of the nine muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who perform at festivities on Mt. Olympus, usually under the leadership of Apollo. Hesiod named and described the muses in his epic work on the gods, Theogony. Clio is a serious muse whose services Ovid rarely seeks.
moni/umentum, i n.
memorial; monument; record. These are the Aedes Herculis Musarum and the Porticus Philippi. It is probable that Lucius Marcius Philippus Minor rebuilt this temple of Hercules which was founded by M. Fulvius Nobilior after his victory over the Aetolians in 189 BCE, and that he also constructed its surrounding portico in his name, in response to Augustus encouragement of the elite to use their money to beautify the city.
Philippus, Lucius Marcius, the nomen of both father and son, who were married to the sisters Atia, the mother and aunt respectively of Augustus. Maior was consul in 56 BCE, the moneyer of a denarius celebrating on the obverse his ancestor King Ancus and on the reverse the praetor Quintus Marcius Rex, who was commissioned by the Senate in 144 BC to repair the old aqueducts and build the Aqua Marcia to bring water to the Capitolium. Minor was appointed consul suffectus in 38 BCE.
aspicio, -ere, -spexi,
look at, examine.
from where, from whom ( ie., Philippus).
traho, -ere, -traxi, tractum
castus, -a, -um
chaste, pure, holy. A Roman code word for the respectable matrona.
genus, -eris n.
noble birth, descent, class.
sacrificus, -a, -um
mindful of religion; prayerful; a more priestly alternative for pius.
deduco, -ere, -duxi, -ductum
bring down, derive; the participle together with nomen is in apposition with Marcia.
Ancus Marcius, fourth King of Rome (640-616 BCE, following Tullius Hostilius), and descendent of the priest-king Numa. He was claimed by the illustrious gens Marcia Rex as its founder, the family to which Philippus belonged.
par, paris f.
respect; sense; part, share.
facies, faciei f.
looks, appearance; character.
forma, -ae f.
appearance, beauty, nature.
respondeo, -ere, -spondi,
correspond, agree; answer.
ingenium, -i m.
talent, ability, character.
at once, together; supply est.
turpe, is n.
a shameful thing, a disgrace; base.
judge, consider, think.
nupta, -ae f.
matertera, -ae f.
maternal aunt; i.e., Atia minor, sister of Atia maior, Augustus mother.
Caesar, Caesaris m.: i.e., Augustus
illi= Philippus minor; dative of possession.
decus, -oris n.
ornament, glory, honor.
sacer, sacra, sacrum
sacred, holy; scan to determine its case.
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