Translation:Catullus 93

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Catullus 93
by Catullus, translated from Latin by Wikisource

Elegiac couplet.

955210Catullus 93Catullus
Literal English Translation Original Latin Line

I am not enthusiastic, Caesar, to want to please you,
nor to know whether you are a white or a black man.

Nīl nimium studeō, Caesar, tibi velle placēre,
nec scīre utrum sīs albus an āter homō.