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[Desine]1 de quoquam quicquam bene velle mereri aut aliquem fieri posse putare pium. Omnia sunt ingrata, nihil fecisse benigne [prodest]2, immo etiam taedet obestque magis; ut mihi, quem nemo gravius nec acerbius urget, quam modo qui me unum atque unicum amicum habuit.3
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1 Orff: "O mea Lesbia! Desine"
2 Orff: "est"
3 Orff interpolates at the end:
Omnia sunt ingrata. Applaudunt senes dicentes: Senes Placet, placet, placet, optime, optime, optime.
- by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE), no title [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Carl Orff (1895 - 1982), "[VII]. O mea Lesbia!", 1940-43, published 1943 [ chorus and orchestra ], from cantata Catulli Carmina, no. 8 [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Saúl Botero Restrepo
This text was added to the website: 2015-10-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 42