Catullus Poem 79
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LESBIVS est pulcer. quid ni? quem Lesbia malit 1 LESBIVS is a pretty boy; why not? since Lesbia likes him better
quam te cum tota gente, Catulle, tua.
than you, Catullus, with all your kin.
sed tamen hic pulcer uendat cum gente Catullum, 3 But let this pretty boy sell Catullus and all his kin
si tria notorum suauia reppererit.
if he can find three acquaintances to vouch for him.