Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

Gaius Valerius Catullus Poems

1. Ave atque Vale 1/20/2003
2. How Many Kisses: to Lesbia 1/1/2004
3. Let’s Live and Love: to Lesbia 1/1/2004
4. Lesbia’s Sparrow 1/20/2003
5. No. 101 (On His Brother's Death) 1/20/2003
6. A Warning: to Aurelius 1/1/2004
7. Advice: to himself 1/1/2004
8. No. 51 1/20/2003
9. Sparrow, the Special Delight of My Girl 1/20/2003
10. Sirmio 1/20/2003
11. His Boat 1/1/2004
12. Invitation: to Fabullus 1/1/2004
13. Ionic 1/20/2003
14. Back from Spain: to Veranius 1/1/2004
15. Atalanta 1/1/2004
16. To Lesbia (after Sappho) 11/28/2003
17. Home Truths for Varus’s girl: to Varus 1/1/2004
18. Flavius’s Girl: to Flavius 1/1/2004
19. The God Abandons Antony 1/20/2003
20. No. 11 1/20/2003

Ave atque Vale

Through many countries and over many seas
I have come, Brother, to these melancholy rites,
to show this final honour to the dead,
and speak (to what purpose?) to your silent ashes,
since now fate takes you, even you, from me.
Oh, Brother, ripped away from me so cruelly,
now at least take these last offerings, blessed
by the tradition of our parents, gifts to the dead.
Accept, by custom, what a brother’s tears drown,

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