Translation:Catullus 52

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Catullus 52
by Catullus, translated from Latin by Wikisource
Iambic trimeter.
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What's happening, Catullus? Why do you wait to die?
Nonius, the growth, sits in the curule chair,
He may swear, by Vatinius, to have the consulship:
what's happening, Catullus? Why do you wait to die?

Quid est, Catulle? quid morāris ēmorī?
Sellā in curūlī strūma Nōnius sedet,
Per cōnsulātum pēierat Vatīnius:
Quid est, Catulle? quid morāris ēmorī?

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