Gaius Valerius Catullus
84-54 BCE (over 2,000 years ago)
Latin (Golden Age/Republican Era)
QVAENAM te mala mens, miselle Rauide,
agit praecipitem in meos iambos?
[Whatever pathetic mind, you snivelling little Ravidus, drove you to meet my iambic attacks?]
quis deus tibi non bene aduocatus
uecordem parat excitare rixam?
[What god fails you in his advice and now sets you to cackle up that disgusting laugh of yours?]
an ut peruenias in ora uulgi?
[or better yet, makes you even go out into the public eye?]
[What do you want?]
qualubet esse notus optas?
[Do you want to become famous by any means necessary?]
eris, quandoquidem meos amores
cum longa uoluisti amare poena.
[You will be, no doubt ever since you wanted to jack it to my "affairs" with a long wanker.]