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Plural of calamus.
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nec calamis solum aequiperas, sed uoce magistrum:/ fortunate puer, tu nunc eris alter ab illo).
34, 71, oU il est question du sculpteur Calamis, qui excellait dans la representation de chevaux.
Si talem quales quotidie in usu legendi habemus, utique ex pellibus arietum, hircorum, vel vitulorum, sive ex biblis vel juncis orientalium paludum, aut ex rasuris veterum pannorum, seu ex qualibet alia forte viliore materia compactos, et pennis avium vel calamis palustrium locorum, qualibet tinctura infectis descriptos.
Nous n'avons vu ni les chevaux de Calamis, ni les chiens de Nicias, ni ce fameux chien de bronze se lechant une plaie .
Hermes averted a pestilence from the city by carrying a ram round the walls; to commemorate this Calamis made an image of Hermes carrying a ram upon his shoulders.
35) And it is thanks to an equally faithful Umbildung that Walter Amelung was able to reconstitute, from isolated heads and torsos, the Sosandra attributed to Calamis,(36) before true replicas had even been discovered at Hama and at Baiae.
18, 329 (hunc CAueat INsiTOR CAlamis gemmisque INoculaTOR): inoculator hapax assoluto (in allitterazione prefissale con l'omeoteleutico insitor).
56-7--to claim that his own carmina could surpass even those of Orpheus and Linus--anticipates Linus's starring role in Eclogue 6, where he is entrusted with the privilege of passing down to Gallus the calami of Hesiod.
41) He is both a shepherd skilled in divinely inspired song and a magister who hands over the calami to his student Gallus.