The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus


Cum puero bello praeconem qui videt esse,

Quid credat, nisi se vendere discupere?


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.

Last updated Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 14:06