The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus

ciii.

Aut, sodes, mihi redde decem sestertia, Silo,

Deinde esto quamvis saevus et indomitus:

Aut, si te nummi delectant, desine quaeso

Leno esse atque idem saevus et indomitus.

ciii.

To Silo.

Or, d’ye hear, refund those ten sestertia (Silo!)

Then be thou e’en at thy will surly and savage o’ mood:

Or, an thou love o’er-well those moneys, prithee no longer

Prove thee a pimp and withal surly and savage o’ mood.

Prithee, either return me my ten thousand sesterces, Silo; then be to thy content surly and boorish: or, if the money allure thee, desist I pray thee from being a pander and likewise surly and boorish.

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