Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Catullus 58 -- About A Mutual Friend

Caelus, our Lesbia,
Lesbia --  you know :
The Lesbia Catullus loved, 
More than everything he owns,

Even more than himself,
He loved her, her alone.

Right now on some
crossroad or corner,
goes down

on the generous,
venerous young men
of Rome.

          Carmen LVIII

Caeli, Lesbia nostra, Lesbia illa,
illa Lesbia, quam Catullus unam
plus quam se atque suos amavit omnes,
nunc in quadriviis et angiportis
glubit magnanimi Remi nepotes.

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