Homecoming (Catullus 46)


Catullus on his way home from Bithynia is like a college student who feels homesick, argues Emily Lawrence. Catullus 46 discussed, translated, and read aloud by Emily Lawrence.

homesick college student sits on ground and buries face in knees, next to backpack

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Iam ver egelidos refert tepores,

iam caeli furor aequinoctialis

iucundis Zephyri silescit auris.

Linquantur Phrygii, Catulle, campi

Nicaeaeque ager uber aestuosae:

ad claras Asiae volemus urbes.

Iam mens praetrepidans avet vagari,

iam laeti studio pedes vigescunt.

O dulces comitum valete coetus,

longe quos simul a domo profectos

diversae varie viae reportant.

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