Friday, March 11, 2011

Catullus, Poem 85

Gaius Valerius Catullus
84-54 BCE (over 2,000 years ago)
Trans RMBullard
Latin (Golden Age)

Odi et amo.
(I hate AND I love.)

Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
("How can I possibly do this," perhaps you ask.)

nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
(I don't know, but I sense it happening, and I'm tortured.)