The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, by Catullus


Nil nimium studeo Caesar tibi belle placere,

Nec scire utrum sis albus an ater homo.


On Julius Cæsar.

Study I not o’ermuch to please thee (Cæsar!) and court thee,

Nor do I care e’en to know an thou be white or be black.

I am not over anxious, Caesar, to please thee greatly, nor to know whether thou art white or black man.

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