Gaius Valerius Catullus
Let’s Live And Love: To Lesbia by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Let’s Live And Love: To Lesbia by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Let us live, my Lesbia, let us love,and all the words of the old, and so moral,may they be worth less than nothing to us!Suns may set, and suns may rise again: but when our brief ...

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Advice: To Himself by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Advice: To Himself by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sad Catullus, stop playing the fool,and let what you know leads you to ruin, end.Once, bright days shone for you,when you came often drawn to the girlloved as no other will be ...

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Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

All you Loves and Cupids cryand all you men of feelingmy girl’s sparrow is dead,my girl’s beloved sparrow.She loved him more than herself.He was sweeter than honey, and heknew ...

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How Many Kisses: To Lesbia by Gaius Valerius Catullus

How Many Kisses: To Lesbia by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Lesbia, you ask how many kisses of yourswould be enough and more to satisfy me.As many as the grains of Libyan sandthat lie between hot Jupiter’s oracle,at Ammon, in ...

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Atalanta by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Atalanta by Gaius Valerius Catullus

It’s as pleasing to me as, they say, that golden apple was to the swift girl, that loosed her belt, too long tied.

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Back From Spain: To Veranius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Back From Spain: To Veranius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Veranius, first to me of allmy three hundred thousand friends,have you come home to your own houseyour harmonious brothers, and old mother?You’re back. O happy news for me!I’ll ...

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Invitation: To Fabullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Invitation: To Fabullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus

You’ll dine well, in a few days, with me,if the gods are kind to you, my dear Fabullus,and if you bring lots of good food with you,and don’t come without a pretty girland wine and ...

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Sparrow, The Special Delight Of My Girl by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sparrow, The Special Delight Of My Girl by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sparrow, the special delight of my girl, whom often she teases and holds on her lap and pokes with the tip of her finger, provoking counterattacks with your mordant beak, whenever ...

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Ave Atque Vale by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Ave Atque Vale by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Through many countries and over many seasI have come, Brother, to these melancholy rites,to show this final honour to the dead,and speak (to what purpose?) to your silent ...

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No. 101 (On His Brother’s Death) by Gaius Valerius Catullus

No. 101 (On His Brother’s Death) by Gaius Valerius Catullus

By ways remote and distant waters sped,Brother, to thy sad grave-side am I come,That I may give the last gifts to the dead,And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb:Since she who ...

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Sirmio by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sirmio by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sirmio, you jewel of all peninsulasand all the islands of the crystal lakesand the great oceans Neptune circles,how delightedly, how gladly, I return,hardly believing myself I’ve ...

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Words Against Lesbia: To Furius And Aurelius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Words Against Lesbia: To Furius And Aurelius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Furius and Aurelius, you friends of Catullus,whether he penetrates farthest India,where the Eastern waves strike the shorewith deep resonance,or among the Hyrcanians and supple ...

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A Warning: To Aurelius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

A Warning: To Aurelius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

I commend myself and my love to you,Aurelius. I ask for modest indulgence,so, if you’ve ever had a desire in your mindyou’ve pursued chastely and purely,keep this boy of mine ...

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To Lesbia (After Sappho) by Gaius Valerius Catullus

To Lesbia (After Sappho) by Gaius Valerius Catullus

I say not not Helios burns so strong, I say he outshines the flickering sunwhen your laughter's radiance falls on him there, trembling before you; the song draws the soul from my ...

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The God Abandons Antony by Gaius Valerius Catullus

The God Abandons Antony by Gaius Valerius Catullus

At midnight, when suddenly you hearan invisible procession going bywith exquisite music, voices,don't mourn your luck that's failing now,work gone wrong, your plansall proving ...

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The Dedication: To Cornelius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Dedication: To Cornelius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

To whom do I send this fresh little book of wit, just polished off with dry pumice? To you, Cornelius: since you were accustomed to consider my trifles worth something even then, ...

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Ionic by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Ionic by Gaius Valerius Catullus

That we've broken their statues,that we've driven them out of their temples,doesn't mean at all that the gods are dead.O land of Ionia, they're still in love with you,their souls ...

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The Yacht by Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Yacht by Gaius Valerius Catullus

STRANGER, the bark you see before you saysThat in old times and in her early daysShe was a lively vessel that could makeThe quickest voyages, and overtakeAll her competitors with ...

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Home Truths For Varus’s Girl: To Varus by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Home Truths For Varus’s Girl: To Varus by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Varus drags me into his affairsout of the Forum, where I’m seen idling:to a little whore I immediately saw,not very inelegant, not unattractive,who, when we came there, met uswith ...

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True Of False by Gaius Valerius Catullus

True Of False by Gaius Valerius Catullus

NONE could ever say that she,Lesbia! was so loved by me.Never all the world aroundFaith so true as mind was found.If no longer it endures(Would it did!) the fault is yours.I can ...

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No. 51 by Gaius Valerius Catullus

No. 51 by Gaius Valerius Catullus

To me that man seems like a god in heaven,seems--may I say it?--greater than all gods are,who sits by you & without interruption watches you, listensto your light laughter, which ...

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The Death Of Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Death Of Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Mourn, O you Loves and Cupidsand such of you as love beauty:my girl’s sparrow is dead,sparrow, the girl’s delight,whom she loved more than her eyes.For he was sweet as honey, and ...

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Lesbia Railing by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Lesbia Railing by Gaius Valerius Catullus

LESBIA forever on me rails.To talk of me, she never fails.Now, hang me, but for all her art,I find that I have gained her heart. My proof is this: I plainly seeThe case is just ...

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Tears For Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Tears For Lesbia’s Sparrow by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sparrow, my sweet girl’s delight, whom she plays with, holds to her breast, whom, greedy, she gives her little finger to, often provoking you to a sharp bite, whenever my shining ...

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Aurelius & Furius, True Comrades by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Aurelius & Furius, True Comrades by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Aurelius & Furius, true comrades, whether Catullus penetrates to where in outermost India booms the eastern ocean's wonderful thunder;whether he stops with Arabs or Hyrcani, ...

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My Sweetest Lesbia by Gaius Valerius Catullus

My Sweetest Lesbia by Gaius Valerius Catullus

MY sweetest Lesbia, let us live and love,And though the sager sort our deeds reprove,Let us not weigh them. Heaven's great lamps do diveInto their west, and straight again ...

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His Boat by Gaius Valerius Catullus

His Boat by Gaius Valerius Catullus

This boat you see, friends, will tell youthat she was the fastest of craft,not to be challenged for speedby any vessel afloat, whetherdriven by sail or the labour of oars.The ...

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Flavius’s Girl: To Flavius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Flavius’s Girl: To Flavius by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Flavius, unless your delightswere tasteless and inelegant,you’d want to tell, and couldn’t be silent.Surely you’re in love with some feverishlittle whore: you’re ashamed to ...

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No. 11 by Gaius Valerius Catullus

No. 11 by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Aurelius & Furius, true comrades, whether Catullus penetrates to where in outermost India booms the eastern ocean's wonderful thunder;whether he stops with Arabs or Hyrcani, ...

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Him Rival To The Gods I Place by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Him Rival To The Gods I Place by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Him rival to the gods I place, Him loftier yet, if loftier be,Who, Lesbia, sits before thy face, Who listens and who looks on thee;Thee smiling soft. Yet this delight Doth ...

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By Ways Remote And Distant Waters Sped by Gaius Valerius Catullus

By Ways Remote And Distant Waters Sped by Gaius Valerius Catullus

By ways remote and distant waters sped,Brother, to thy sad grave-side am I come,That I may give the last gifts to the dead,And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb:Since she who ...

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On The Burial Of His Brother by Gaius Valerius Catullus

On The Burial Of His Brother by Gaius Valerius Catullus

BY ways remote and distant waters sped,Brother, to thy sad graveside am I come,That I may give the last gifts to the dead,And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb; Since She who ...

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Driven Across Many Nations by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Driven Across Many Nations by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Driven across many nations, across many oceans, I am here, my brother, for this final parting,to offer at last those gifts which the dead are given and to speak in vain to ...

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What A Book! : To Calvus The Poet by Gaius Valerius Catullus

What A Book! : To Calvus The Poet by Gaius Valerius Catullus

If I didn’t love you more than my eyes,most delightful Calvus, I’d dislike youfor this gift, with a true Vatinian dislike:Now what did I do and what did I say,to be so badly ...

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