One big nose (Catullus 13)

Catullus 13, read, translated, and discussed by Marcus Berzon

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CENABIS bene, mi Fabulle, apud me
paucis, si tibi di favent, diebus,
si tecum attuleris bonam atque magnam
cenam, non sine candida puella
et vino et sale et omnibus cachinnis.
haec si, inquam, attuleris, venuste noster,
cenabis bene; nam tui Catulli
plenus sacculus est aranearum.
sed contra accipies meros amores
seu quid suavius elegantiusve est:
nam unguentum dabo, quod meae puellae
donarunt Veneres Cupidinesque,
quod tu cum olfacies, deos rogabis,
totum ut te faciant, Fabulle, nasum.

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  1. latin-poetry-podcast Said,

    May 10, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    This was very funny, Marcus. You do a great job of conveying the humor of the poem, and your translation is good, especially the last line. Nice work!

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