The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus

cxii.

Multus homo es Naso, neque tecum multus homost qui

Descendit: Naso, multus es et pathicus.

cxii.

On Naso.

Great th’art (Naso!) as man, nor like thee many in greatness

Lower themselves (Naso!): great be thou, pathic to boot.

A mighty man thou art, Naso, yet is a man not mighty who doth stoop like thee: Naso thou art mighty — and pathic.

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