Commentary Cons. Phil. Book 3 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.
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uoluptas: subject of all the verbs in this poem; here, final syllable short.
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par: = similis, with genitive.
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nimis tenaci: with morsu.