Ode 1.5
Quis multa gracilis te puer in rosa
perfusus liquidis urget odoribus
grato, Pyrrha, sub antro?
cui flavam religas comam

simplex munditiis? heu quotiens fidem
mutatosque deos flebit et aspera
nigris aequora ventis
emirabitur insolens,

qui nunc te fruitur credulus aurea,
qui semper vacuam, semper amabilem
sperat, nescius aurae
fallacis. miseri, quibus

intemptata nites. me tabula sacer
votiva paries indicat uvida
suspendisse potenti
vestimenta maris deo.


Invisible Touch by Genesis
Well I've been waiting, waiting here so long
But thinking nothing, nothing could go wrong, ooh now I know
She has a built in ability
To take everything she sees
And now it seems I'm falling, falling for her.

She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
It takes control and slowly tears you apart.

Well I don't really know her, I only know her name
But she crawls under your skin, you're never quite the same, and now I know
She's got something you just can't trust
It's something mysterious
And now it seems I'm falling, falling for her.

She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
It takes control and slowly tears you apart.

She don't like losing, to her it's still a game
And though she will mess up your life,
You'll want her just the same, and now I know
She has a built in ability
To take everything she sees
And now it seems I've fallen, fallen for her.

She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
It takes control and slowly tears you apart.

She seems to have an invisible touch...



Ode 1.5 by Horace strikes parallels to the song Invisible Touch by Genesis. Ode 1.5 refers to the girl Pyrrha who is beautiful with her "flavam religas comam" (line 4), however she is described by Horace as "aspera nigris aequora ventis"(line 6-7). As a storm violent with gloomy winds, Pyrrha becomes troublesome when in a relationship and in fact a danger to her partner. Her looks are deceiving as Pyrrha may look beautiful from the outside but contains an aggressive personality that causes suffering to those who wish to love her in a relationship. Pyrrha is able to attract men, especially those who are "nescius" (line 11) of her true being, and force them to comply to her demanding character in order to please Pyrrha. In this sense, Pyrrha is similar to the woman being referred too in the song Invisible Touch by Genesis. This woman is mysterious as she "seems to have an invisible touch" and much like Pyrrha, she is able to "take control" of the hearts of men unaware of her danger as she "crawls under your skin, you're never quite the same." Pyrrha leaves a similar effect on men, as after they have moved on from their relationship with Pyrrha and symbolically crossed over the "sacer...paries"(line 13-14), the men are no longer ignorant but attempt to dry their "uvida...vestimenta"(line 14-16) and rid themselves of the troubles Pyrrha caused them. These men have suffered the sea and the storm that was Pyrrha and have moved on by drying their clothes, although the drying process takes a while in which the men need to recover from the victimized relationship. Yet regardless of the warnings, men as referred to by Horace and the song continue to be "falling, falling for her." Both of these women have controlling power over men with the factor of their beauty. However beneath their beauty lies mysterious characteristics that end up being dangerous for their lovers as they become victims of the girls control. Horace tries to warn other ignorant men of Pyrrha's troubles, however the men continue to fall under the spell Pyrrha sets upon them, similar to the girl in the song who lures men in with her invisible touch.





Invisible Touch by Genesis




Ode 1.11
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Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quem mihi, quem tibi
finem di dederint, Leuconoe, nec Babylonios

temptaris numeros. ut melius, quicquid erit, pati,
seu pluris hiemes seu tribuit Iuppiter ultimam,

quae nunc oppositis debilitat pumicibus mare
Tyrrhenum: sapias, uina liques, et spatio breui

spem longam reseces. dum loquimur, fugerit inuida
aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.


Baby It's Cold Outside

I really can't stay
(but baby it's cold outside)
I've got to go away
(but baby it's cold outside)
This evening has been
(been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice
(i'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
My mother will start worry
(beautiful whats your hurry)
My father will be pacing the floor
(listen to the fireplace roar)
So really i'd better scurry
(beautiful please don't hurry)
but maybe just a half a drink more
(put some records on while i pour)
the neighbors might faint
(baby it's bad out there)
say what's in this drink
(no cabs to be had out there)
i wish i knew how
(your eyes are like starlight now)
to break this spell
(i'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
i ought to say "no, no, no sir"
(mind if i move in closer)
at least i'm gonna say that i tried
(what's the sense in hurtin' my pride)
i really can't stay
(oh baby don't hold out)

both:baby it's cold out side

i simply must go
(but baby it's cold outside)
the answer is no
(but baby it's cold outside)
your welcome has been
(how lucky that you droped in)
so nice and warm
(look out the window at that storm)
my sister will be suspicious
(gosh your lips look delcious)
my brother will be there at the door
(waves upon the tropical shore)
my maiden aunts mind is vicious
(gosh your lips are delicous)
but maybe just a cigarette more
(never such a blizzard before)
i've gotta get home
(but baby you'd freeze out there)
say lend me a coat
(it's up to your knees out there)
you've really been grand
(i thrill when you touch my hand)
but don't you see?
(how can you do this thing to me?)
there's bound to be talk tomorrow
(think of my lifelong sorrow)
at least there will be plenty implied
(if you got namonia and died)
i really can't stay
(get over that old out)

both:baby it's cold
baby it's cold outside

The holiday song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is similar to Horace's Ode 1.11. In the ode, Horace is addressing Leuconoe and in an attempt to seduce her, Horace encourages her to stop worrying about everything and live in the moment. He advises her not to "tempt the Babylonian numbers" or try to change fate, since everyone's fate has already been set by the gods. Therefore, instead of worrying about the future which is bound to occur, Horace wants Leuconoe to enjoy the moment they are sharing now. Horace also asks her to "restrain the long hope" that are Leuconoe's dreams and live in the moment with Horace. This ideology is essentially the same in the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The duet includes a woman (the un-parenthesized words) similar to Leuconoe, who is concerned with the consequences that may await her at home as well as the public opinion. The other voice is the that of a man (the words in parenthesis) similar to Horace. He continues to influence the woman to remain with him due to the unprecedented storm. He too encourages the woman to enjoy all of the comforts of indoors rather than toughing the storm and worrying about whatever may happen at a later time. As she is procrastinating in the song, Horace would claim that "jealous time will have fled," and that all of their talk has been wasted time that can never be replaced. In the end, both the ode and song suggest a philosophy to live in the moment and enjoy what is currently at hand. Carpe Diem!



Catullus 116
Saepe tibi studioso animo venante requirens
carmina uti possem mittere Battiadae,
qui te lenirem nobis, neu conarere
tela infesta meum mittere in usque caput,
hunc video mihi nunc frustrā sumptum esse laborem,
Gelli, nec nostras hic valuisse preces.
contra nos tela ista tua evitabimus acta:
at fixus nostris tu dabis supplicium.

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In poem 116, Catullus attacks Gellius for his deceitful actions against Catullus. Although Catullus made strenuous efforts "with a diligent, hunting mind" to send Gellius the poems of Callimachus, Gellius disregards Catullus' actions and still betrays him. We are not aware of exactly what it was Gellius did, but we can assume that his actions affected Catullus directly as Gellius sent "dangerous weapons continuously [his] my head." As a result Catullus realizes that his labors were done in vain and boldly declares that he will have revenge when Gellius, 'having been pierced by my weapons you will pay the penalty."

Catullus' betrayal can be paralleled by an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. In the episode F.U.N., Spongebob befriends Plankton, the enemy of the Krusty Krab, in hopes of helping Plankton by making him less lonely, and thusly less evil. Spongebob puts forward an outstanding effort to change Plankton while they are jellyfishing, and Spongebob even creates the F.U.N. song for Plankton's sake. Spongebob's effort is similar to that of Catullus sending the poems to Gellius. At this point Plankton seems to have developed a legitimate friendship with Spongebob. However Mr. Krabs, the owner of the Krusty Krab, does not believe that Plankton has changed. Acting as the cynical part of Catullus' mind, Mr. Krabs reveals to Spongebob the true intentions of Plankton, to steal the Krabby Patty Formula. Spongebob is shocked by the betrayal, and Mr. Krabs is driven to gain revenge over Plankton. Similar to Catullus, Spongebob was used and his labors useless as they were "done in vain." Now Mr. Krabs seeks revenge. Both Catullus and Mr. Krabs "avoid [the] weapons thrown against" them and require their enemy to "pay the penalty." In this case, Plankton's penalty is that he does not escape with the secret formula as he tries to escape and runs into a concrete wall.

Spongebob alone is not exactly in the same position as Catullus. However when combined with Mr.Krabs, the combination of characters around the same event emulates Catullus' feelings of betrayal and revenge.


Click on Spongebob to be linked to the F.U.N. song


Catullus 7
Quaeris, quot mihi basiationes
tuae, Lesbia, sint satis superque.
quam magnus numerus Libyssae harenae
lasarpiciferis iacet Cyrenis
oraclum Iovis inter aestuosi
et Batti veteris sacrum sepulcrum;
aut quam sidera multa, cum tacet nox,
furtivos hominum vident amores:
tam te basia multa basiare
vesano satis et super Catullo est,
quae nec pernumerare curiosi
possint nec mala fascinare lingua.



You Make My Dreams- Hall & Oates
What I want, you've got
And it might be hard to handle
But like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame
What I've got's full stock of thoughts
and dreams that scatter
You pull them all together
And how, I can't explain
But You make my dreams come true
On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they're messin' with the dreamer
I can laugh it in the face
Twist and shout my way out
And wrap yourself around me
'Cause I ain't the way that you found me
I'll never be the same
'Cause You make my dreams come true
I'm down on the daydream
That sleepwalk should be over by now
I know that You make my dreams come true"


In Catullus 7, Catullus expresses his love for Lesbia through the satisfaction he gets from loving her. Catullus explains that her kisses are “enough and more that enough for mad Catullus.” He also personifies their love through metaphors of large numbers and mystical wonders. Overall Catullus displays his great happiness with his love Lesbia and her many kisses. Likewise the song “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates illustrates a man’s happiness and satisfaction in the woman he loves. The song explains how “you make my dreams come true,” implying the satisfaction of the singer for his found lover. In the same way, Lesbia seems to make Catullus’ dreams come true. The song also says that “I ain't the way that you found me I'll never be the same.” This could relate to Catullus in that he could never be the same now that he has found his love Lesbia, and he will never be the same as he will always love her forever and ever. Catullus speaks about how no one will be able to bewitch them and seems to think that he and Lesbia are one and need each other. The song reflects this idea in that “the flame that burns the candle, The candle feeds the flame” and how the two feed off each other, how they need each other. Both Catullus 7 and “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates are similar in their message of happiness, satisfaction, and love.

p.s. sorry I couldn't get a video on here!!!






Spongebob!!!!!!! This is my page!! and I like Spongebob Squarepants

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This is Spongebob Squarepants. He lives in a pineapple under the sea and works at the Krusty Krab. His best friend is Patrick and he has a pet snail named Gary.