Three Latin Poems by Catullus

Song Cycle by Ronald A. Beckett

Word count: 116

1. I hate and I love [sung text checked 1 time]

Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, 
  fortasse requiris?
Nescio, sed fieri 
  sentio et excrucior.

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Mario Rapisardi) , no title, first published 1889
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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2. Atalanta picks up the apples  [sung text checked 1 time]

[ ... ]

tam gratum est mihi quam ferunt puellae,
pernici aureolum fuisse malum,
quod zonam soluit diu ligitam.

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1 Novák: "solaciolum"
2 Some text has been lost from the original here. Novák repeats this line and adds the first line again, as the last line of his setting.

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3. To Diana [sung text checked 1 time]

O Latonia, maximi
magna progenies Iovis,
quam mater prope Deliam
deposiuit olivam,

montium domina ut fores
silvarumque virentium
saltuumque reconditorum
amniumque sonantum. 

Dianae sumus in fide
puellae et pueri integri:
Dianam pueri integri
puellaeque canamus.

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