Driven Across Many Nations By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Driven Across Many Nations Driven across many nations, across many oceans, I am here, my brother, for this final parting, to offer at last those…

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True Of False By Gaius Valerius Catullus

True Of False NONE could ever say that she, Lesbia! was so loved by me. Never all the world around Faith so true as mind…

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Let’s Live And Love To Lesbia By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Let’s Live And Love To Lesbia Let us live, my Lesbia, let us love, and all the words of the old, and so moral, may…

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By Ways Remote And Distant Waters Sped By Gaius Valerius Catullus

By Ways Remote And Distant Waters Sped By ways remote and distant waters sped, Brother, to thy sad grave-side am I come, That I may…

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The Yacht By Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Yacht STRANGER, the bark you see before you says That in old times and in her early days She was a lively vessel that…

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Lesbia’s Sparrow By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Lesbia’s Sparrow All you Loves and Cupids cry and all you men of feeling my girl’s sparrow is dead, my girl’s beloved sparrow. She loved…

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Back From Spain To Veranius By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Back From Spain To Veranius Veranius, first to me of all my three hundred thousand friends, have you come home to your own house your…

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Sirmio By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Sirmio Sirmio, you jewel of all peninsulas and all the islands of the crystal lakes and the great oceans Neptune circles, how delightedly, how gladly,…

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Lesbia Railing By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Lesbia Railing LESBIA forever on me rails. To talk of me, she never fails. Now, hang me, but for all her art, I find that…

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Ave Atque Vale By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Ave Atque Vale Through many countries and over many seas I have come, Brother, to these melancholy rites, to show this final honour to the…

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The Dedication To Cornelius By Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Dedication To Cornelius To whom do I send this fresh little book of wit, just polished off with dry pumice? To you, Cornelius: since…

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Ionic By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Ionic 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…

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Aurelius & Furius, True Comrades By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Aurelius & Furius, True Comrades Aurelius & Furius, true comrades, whether Catullus penetrates to where in outermost India booms the eastern ocean’s wonderful thunder; whether…

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What A Book! To Calvus The Poet By Gaius Valerius Catullus

What A Book! To Calvus The Poet If I didn’t love you more than my eyes, most delightful Calvus, I’d dislike you for this gift,…

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Invitation To Fabullus By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Invitation To Fabullus You’ll dine well, in a few days, with me, if the gods are kind to you, my dear Fabullus, and if you…

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A Warning To Aurelius By Gaius Valerius Catullus

A Warning To Aurelius I commend myself and my love to you, Aurelius. I ask for modest indulgence, so, if you’ve ever had a desire…

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The God Abandons Antony By Gaius Valerius Catullus

The God Abandons Antony At midnight, when suddenly you hear an invisible procession going by with exquisite music, voices, don’t mourn your luck that’s failing…

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Home Truths For Varus’s Girl To Varus By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Home Truths For Varus’s Girl To Varus Varus drags me into his affairs out of the Forum, where I’m seen idling: to a little whore…

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Advice To Himself By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Advice To Himself Sad Catullus, stop playing the fool, and let what you know leads you to ruin, end. Once, bright days shone for you,…

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On The Burial Of His Brother By Gaius Valerius Catullus

On The Burial Of His Brother BY ways remote and distant waters sped, Brother, to thy sad graveside am I come, That I may give…

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His Boat By Gaius Valerius Catullus

His Boat This boat you see, friends, will tell you that she was the fastest of craft, not to be challenged for speed by any…

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No. 51 By Gaius Valerius Catullus

No. 51 To me that man seems like a god in heaven, seems–may I say it?–greater than all gods are, who sits by you &…

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Him Rival To The Gods I Place By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Him Rival To The Gods I Place Him rival to the gods I place, Him loftier yet, if loftier be, Who, Lesbia, sits before thy…

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No. 11 By Gaius Valerius Catullus

No. 11 Aurelius & Furius, true comrades, whether Catullus penetrates to where in outermost India booms the eastern ocean’s wonderful thunder; whether he stops with…

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How Many Kisses To Lesbia By Gaius Valerius Catullus

How Many Kisses To Lesbia Lesbia, you ask how many kisses of yours would be enough and more to satisfy me. As many as the…

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My Sweetest Lesbia By Gaius Valerius Catullus

My Sweetest Lesbia MY sweetest Lesbia, let us live and love, And though the sager sort our deeds reprove, Let us not weigh them. Heaven’s…

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Flavius’s Girl To Flavius By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Flavius’s Girl To Flavius Flavius, unless your delights were tasteless and inelegant, you’d want to tell, and couldn’t be silent. Surely you’re in love with…

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

No. 101 (On His Brother’s Death) By ways remote and distant waters sped, Brother, to thy sad grave-side am I come, That I may give…

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