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The Poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus/62

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1 Vesper adest, iuvenes, consurgite: Vesper Olympo The evening Star is rising, get up young men! The evening Star
2 exspectata diu vix tandem lumina tollit. long time awaited is just now setting on light on the Olympus.
3 surgere iam tempus, iam pinguis linquere mensas, It's now time to stand up, to leave the fat tables
4 iam veniet virgo, iam dicetur hymenaeus. soon the virgin will arrive, soon the wedding hymn will be sung
5 Hymen o Hymenaee, Hymen ades o Hymenaee! Hymenaeus Hymen, come! O Hymen Hymenaeus!
6 cernitis, innuptae, iuvenes? consurgite contra; Do you the young men, virgins? Get up opposite of them
7 nimirum Oetaeos ostendit Noctifer ignes. Without a doubt Oeataeus showed the lights.
8 sic certest; viden ut perniciter exsiluere?
9 non temere exsiluere, canent quod vincere par est.
10 Hymen o Hymenaee, Hymen ades o Hymenaee! Hymenaeus Hymen, come! O Hymen Hymenaeus!
11 Aspicite innupte secum ut meditata requirunt:
12 Non facilis nobis equales palma parata est:
13 Non frustra meditantur: habent memorabile quod sit:
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