Translation:Catullus 111

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Catullus 111
by Catullus, translated from Latin by Wikisource
Elegiac couplet.
English Translation Original Latin Line

Aufillena, to live content with one man alone
is the especial glory of all the glories of marriage -
but it is better to sleep with any man who's willing
than for a mother to conceive cousins from her uncle.

Aufillena, viro contentam vivere solo,
nuptarum laus ex laudibus eximiis:
sed cuivis quamuis potius succumbere par est,
quam matrem fratres efficere ex patruo.