Thomson1997325. In c. 5 cf. esp. milia multa fecerimus (5.10) and conturbare (5.11) with Kroll 1989 ad loc. One should also not overlook the erotic theme of the two poems. The erotic aspects of c. 50 (“frivolous atmosphere” Segal 1970 27) have been interpreted as a “parody of love-poetry” (Macleod 1973 294). Segal 1970 28 makes the link between Catullus 5 and 50.
Already Muretus155456takes the transmitted ut conuenerat esse as a unit (but wants to understand esse in the sense of cibum capere). A stop of some sort after the seventh element of the hendecasyllabus is not unusual in Catullus: cf. by way of example Catullus 5.11 7.7 9.7 etc.
See Nisbet1999137. On the (Hellenistic) practice of interlacing see van Sickle 1968 and Hoffer 2007.
See Burgess1986578-581. On the literate game of skolion see also Collins 2004 84-98; on Roman (board) games and gambling Austin 1935.