The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus


Credis me potuisse meae maledicere vitae,

Ambobus mihi quae carior est oculis?

Non potui, nec si possem tam perdite amarem:

Sed tu cum Tappone omnia monstra facis.


Concerning Lesbia.

Canst thou credit that I could avail to revile my life-love,

She who be dearer to me even than either my eyes?

Ne’er could I, nor an I could, should I so losingly love her:

But with Tappo thou dost design every monstrous deed.

Dost deem me capable of speaking ill of my life, she who is dearer to me than are both mine eyes? I could not, nor if I could, would my love be so desperate: but thou with Tappo dost frame everything heinous.

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