The Poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus/52

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1 Quid est, Catulle? Quid moraris emori? What's happening, Catullus? Why do you wait to die?
2 sella in curuli struma Nonius sedet, Nonius, the growth, sits in the curule chair,
3 per consulatem peierat Vatinius: He may swear, by Vatinius, to have the consulship:
4 quid est Catulle? Quid moraris emori? what's happening, Catullus? Why do you wait to die?

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