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Catullus appreciation challenge:

By AnsuGisalas ·
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<a href=>Here is a link to a great collection of texts by the ancient roman poet Catullus</a>
The challenge is this, should you decide to accept it:
Read through the poems (you can see the mess of numbered links to the left), systematically or at random, a lot or a little, then post here one that stuck in your mind.

Warning:Some profanity.
Ok, a lot of occasional profanity, but this guy is over 2000 years old, that makes it Culture

I'll start it out short and sweet:

<a href=>"I am not really keen, Caesar, to wish to pander to you,
Nor to know whether you are a hero or a villain."</a>

Yes, that's *the* Caesar, Jules, the original.

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We can only be so lucky....

by robo_dev In reply to Catullus appreciation cha ...

to have something we wrote be discussed 2,000 years after we wrote it.

This guy wrote his poetry mostly in the year 56 BC, and he is still being studied today.

I won't mention that a lot of his poems deal with his breakup with his girlfriend, Lesbia. I mean, seriously, he should have seen that coming....

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The other half...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to We can only be so lucky.. ...

seems to be about the supposed sordid doings of his political enemies.
The Ali G of his times

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Too late I already named my cat

by robo_dev In reply to Catullus appreciation cha ...
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Dang it.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Catullus appreciation cha ...

You got me cruising through my ancient philosphers collection, only to discover I've misplaced Lucretius.

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Ancient philosophy

by santeewelding In reply to Dang it.

Can't be misplaced if you keep it tucked in the frontal cortex.

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Speaking of which...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Dang it.

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