The Poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus/86

There are many who think of Quintia in terms of beauty, but to me she is merely tall and golden white, erect, and I admit each of these separate distinctions in her favour, yet I object, deny, that the word "beauty" describes her person; for she has no charm, not even a grain of salt in her whole body to give you appetite -- now Lesbia has beauty, she is everything that's handsome, glorious, and she has captured all that Venus has to offer in ways of love.

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