Catullus 16

Ahh, Catullus.

“The poem, written in a hendecasyllabic meter, was considered so explicit that a full English translation was not openly published until the late twentieth century. The first line has been called “one of the filthiest expressions ever written in Latin—or in any other language, for that matter.”

Line Latin text English translation[14][15][16][17]
1 Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo, I will sodomize you and face-fuck you,
2 Aureli pathice et cinaede Furi, Cock-sucker Aurelius and catamite Furius,
3 qui me ex versiculis meis putastis, You who think, because my verses
4 quod sunt molliculi, parum pudicum. Are delicate, that I am a sissy.
5 Nam castum esse decet pium poetam For it’s right for the devoted poet to be chaste
6 ipsum, versiculos nihil necessest(necesse est); Himself, but it’s not necessary for his verses to be so.
7 qui tum denique habent salem ac leporem, Verses which then have taste and charm,
8 si sunt molliculi ac parum pudici If they are delicate and sexy,
9 et quod pruriat incitare possunt, And can incite an itch,
10 non dico pueris, sed his pilosis And I don’t mean in boys, but in those hairy old men
11 qui duros nequeunt movere lumbos. Who can’t get their flaccid dicks up.
12 Vos, quod milia multa basiorum You, because you have read of my thousand kisses,
13 legistis, male me marem putatis? You think I’m a sissy?
14 Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo. I will sodomize you and face-fuck you.

Courtesy of Wikipedia. For more Latin profanity, see the here.

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~ by miyagisan on March 17, 2010.

One Response to “Catullus 16”

  1. It’s one of Catullus’ best, I believe. ^_^

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