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]

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 now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive--don't mourn them uselessly:
as one long prepared, and full of courage,
say goodbye to her, to Alexandria who is leaving.
Above all, don't fool yourself, don't say

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