Roman poet Catullus.


(c. 84 BC - c. 54 BC)

Around 60 bc Catullus went from Verona to Rome, where he soon fell in love with Clodia, an aristocratic woman at least ten years his senior. Although the romance was brief, she became the “Lesbia” to whom the poet addressed his most elegant verse, including Poem 5, which begins, “Let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love.”

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There is nothing sillier than a silly laugh.

—Catullus, c. 60 BC

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