286-8) This necklace neither Pasithea, eldest of the graceful Sisters, nor Beauty nor the Idalian
boy touched upon, but Grief, Anger, Pain, and Discord with heavy hand.
Caesar to marvel at his namesake's achievement from his Idalian
star (60): 'Sum deus; est nostri sanguinis ista fides'--which insinuates that there had not been sufficient proof before.
If it be granted me to complete the charge I have undertaken, o lady of Paphos and Idalian
groves, and the day will come at last
A later couplet, 59-60, has inspired even more amusement in scholars doubtful of Propertius' serious intentions here: at pater Idalio miratur Caesar ab astro:/ `sum deus: est nostri sanguinis ista fides', `but his father Caesar marvels from the Idalian
star: "I am a god: this is the honour of our bloodline"'.