Episode 5 - This is the end, Catullus 11 (XI)

11

FVRI et Aureli, comites Catulli,
siue in extremos penetrabit Indos,
litus ut longe resonante Eoa
     tunditur unda,
siue in Hyrcanos Arabesue molles,                 5
seu Sagas sagittiferosue Parthos,
siue quae septemgeminus colorat
     aequora Nilus,
siue trans altas gradietur Alpes,
Caesaris uisens monimenta magni,                  10
Gallicum Rhenum horribile aequor ulti-
     mosque Britannos,
omnia haec, quaecumque feret uoluntas
caelitum, temptare simul parati,
pauca nuntiate meae puellae                           15
     non bona dicta.
cum suis uiuat ualeatque moechis,
quos simul complexa tenet trecentos,
nullum amans uere, sed identidem omnium
     ilia rumpens;                                               20
nec meum respectet, ut ante, amorem,
qui illius culpa cecidit uelut prati
ultimi flos, praetereunte postquam
     tactus aratro est.

 

Bibliography

Fordyce, C.J. (1961). Catullus. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Garrison, D.H. (2008). The Student’s Catullus (3rd ed.). Norman, USA: University of Oklahoma Press.

Godwin, J. (1999). Catullus: The Shorter Poems. Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips Ltd.

N.B., where I said 'Thompson' in the podcast, I mean 'Godwin'. Please forgive me for mixing up my commentators!

 

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