Episode 10 - Lover's Paradox (Catullus 72)

DICEBAS quondam solum te nosse Catullum,
    Lesbia, nec prae me uelle tenere Iouem.
dilexi tum te non tantum ut uulgus amicam,
    sed pater ut gnatos diligit et generos.
nunc te cognoui: quare etsi impensius uror,    5
    multo mi tamen es uilior et leuior.
qui potis est, inquis? quod amantem iniuria talis
    cogit amare magis, sed bene uelle minus. 
 

 

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.

 

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