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The Ciceronians- Catullus 10

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Published on Oct 6, 2010

We had to do a project for Latin instead of the quarter exam. This is our rendition of Catullus 10. (our means Peter, Jay and Tanner's (collectively known as the Ciceronians)) Ms.Palumbo please give us an A. Tanner really needs to pass the class. By the way, Scortillum means prostiutute in Latin. that would be why we screamed it...

My Varus had led me, at leisure, from the forum
To his object of affection, to visit her
A little whore, as it then suddenly seemed to me,
Not really uncharming and not unattractive.
When we came to this place, varied conversations
Fell onto us, in which, what was
now Bithynia, how did it hold itself,
and with just what bronze had Bithynia profited me.
I answered that which was, that nothing neither to themselves
Nor to the praetors nor to the cohort was there;
Why anyone would bring back a more perfumed head,
Especially [people] to whom the governor was a pervert,
and (to whom) didn't reckon the corhort the value of a hair.
"But certainly nevertheless" they asked "the thing which there
Is said to have been bore, you bought
Men for the purpose of a litter." I, in order that to the girl
I might make myself (seem) one rather fortunate man,
I said "it wasn't so malign for me
so that because of the bad province that had befallen [me],
I was not able to obtain eight upright men."
But there was no man to me neither here nor there,
Of the sort who the broken foot of an old couch
was able to set on his neck.
That woman, as befit a rather slutty girl,
"Please," she said "to me, my Catullus, for a little while
lend me those men for I want to Serapus
to be carried." "Wait," I said to the girl,
"That thing which just now I had said that I had,
Reason fled me: my mate—
Cinna is the Gaius,--he obtained (the slaves) for himself.
But, whether of that man or of me, what (is it) to me?
I use them as well as (if) I obtained (them) for myself.
But you uncharming and annoying live badly,
Through whom is it not permitted to be careless.

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