Translation:Catullus 79

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Catullus 79
by Catullus, translated from Latin by Wikisource

Elegiac couplets.

1320085Catullus 79Catullus
Translation Original Latin Line

Lesbius is pretty. Why not? Lesbia prefers him
more than you with your whole people, Catullus.
But still, the pretty boy would sell Catullus with his people,
if he finds three kisses of friends.

Lesbius est pulcer. Quid nī? Quem Lesbia mālit
quam tē cum tōtā gente, Catulle, tuā.
Sed tamen hic pulcer vendat cum gente Catullum,
sī tria nōtōrum suāvia reppererit.