Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/27/2015 6:13:00 PM)

    '' Nil nimium studeo, Caesar, tibi velle placere, nec scire utrum sis albus an ater homo ''

    [Gaius Valerius Catullus, Carme]

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/27/2015 6:06:00 PM)

    « Quid est, Catulle? quid moraris emori?
    sella in curuli struma Nonius sedet,
    per consulatum peierat Vatinius:
    quid est, Catulle? quid moraris emori? »

    [Gaius Valerius Catullus, Carme 52]

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 & without interruption
watches you, listens

to your light laughter, which casts such confusion
onto my senses, Lesbia, that when I
gaze at you merely, all of my well-chosen
words are forgotten

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