Translation:Catullus 92

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Catullus 92
by Catullus, translated from Latin by Wikisource

Elegiac couplets.

568359Catullus 92Catullus
Literal English Translation Original Latin Line

Lesbia always speaks badly of me, and she is not silent
at any time about me: let me perish if Lesbia does not love me.
By what sign? Because my signs are just as many: I pray against
her continuously, but let me perish if I do not love her.

Lesbia mī dīcit semper male nec tacet umquam
dē mē: Lesbia mē dispeream nisi amat.
Quō signō? Quia sunt totidem mea: dēprecor illam
assiduē, vērum dispeream nisi amō.