Catullus Poem 113
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CONSVLE Pompeio primum duo, Cinna, solebant 1 WHEN Pompey first was consul, Cinna, there were two men
Maeciliam: facto consule nunc iterum
that frequented Maecilia: now he is consul again,
manserunt duo, sed creuerunt milia in unum 3 there are still two, but three noughts have grown up beside
singula. fecundum semen adulterio.
each one. A fruitful seed has adultery.