The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus

cvi.

Cum puero bello praeconem qui videt esse,

Quid credat, nisi se vendere discupere?

cvi.

The Auctioneer and the Fair Boy.

When with a pretty-faced boy we see one playing the Crier,

What can we wot except longs he for selling the same?

When with a comely lad a crier is seen to be, what may be thought save that he longs to sell himself.

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