Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

Gaius Valerius Catullus Poems

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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]

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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 dead,
and speak (to what purpose?) to your silent ashes,
since now fate takes you, even you, from me.
Oh, Brother, ripped away from me so cruelly,
now at least take these last offerings, blessed
by the tradition of our parents, gifts to the dead.
Accept, by custom, what a brother’s tears drown,
and, for eternity, Brother, ‘Hail and Farewell’.

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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 Arabs or Hyrcani,
Parthian bowmen or nomadic Sagae;
or goes to Egypt, which the Nile so richly
dyes, overflowing;

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