Catullus 51

Meter: Sapphic Strophe

ille mī par esse deō vidētur,
ille, sī fās est, superāre dīvōs
quī sedēns adversus identidem tē
spectat et audit

dulce rīdentem, miserō quod omnīs
ēripit sēnsūs mihi: nam simul tē,
Lesbia, aspexī, nihil est super mī
_ u u _ x

lingua sed torpet, tenuis sub artūs
flamma dēmānat, sonitū suōpte
tintinant aurēs, geminā teguntur
lūmina nocte.

Ōtium, Catulle, tibī molestum est;
ōtiō exsultās nimiumque gestīs;
ōtium et rēgēs prius et beātās
perdidit urbēs

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