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16. Women (i)

Catullus
 Verse LXX >

English translation

No-one, she says, would she rather marry than me,
Not even Jupiter himself if he were to ask.
She says : but what a woman says to her lover
Is written in air and fast running water.

 

Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle
quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat.
dicit: sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti,
in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.

 

 

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