Episode 12 - Hate and Love (Catullus 85)

Catullus 85 tattoo (not belonging to me).

Catullus 85 tattoo (not belonging to me).

ODI et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris?
    nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.


Note: if you enjoyed the beautiful song at the beginning and end of the podcast, in which Love and Hate are personified, you can enjoy the full song here, or here (with lyrics)



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.


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