The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus

xxvi.

Furi, villula nostra non ad Austri

Flatus oppositast neque ad Favoni

Nec saevi Boreae aut Apeliotae,

Verum ad milia quindecim et ducentos.

O ventum horribilem atque pestilentem! 5

xxvi.

Catullus Concerning His Villa.

Furius! our Villa never Austral force

Broke, neither set thereon Favonius’ course,

Nor savage Boreas, nor Epeliot’s strain,

But fifteen thousand crowns and hundreds twain

Wreckt it — Oh ruinous by-wind, breezy bane! 5

Furius, our villa not ‘gainst the southern breeze is pitted nor the western wind nor cruel Boreas nor sunny east, but sesterces fifteen thousand two hundred oppose it. O horrible and baleful draught.

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