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Main  ::  Translations - all  ::  Carmen 63 English translation correct? (Carmen 63)

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Posted on Thu Jan 03, 2008 13:03:35  
This website is great and has served me well on numerous occasions. However, I believe that the English translation of Catullus 63 either comes from a different Latin text than the given one or is a translation of a completely different poem altogether. It seems too loosely related to the exact Latin for it to be the same text, though slightly referencing the same story. I'm not trying to disapprove of the site; most other entries have immensely helped me in this department. It's just this special case I was wondering about.

Does any of you have a more accurate translation? Thanks.
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Posted at Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:22:32  Quote
The translation suggests that Catullus anticipated the invention of napalm by about 2,000 years.
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Posted at Mon Apr 14, 2008 04:48:44  Quote
Seriously someone has taken extreme liberties with artistic liscensure when they translated 63. It was a nice rendition but certainly not reliable.
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Posted at Tue Apr 15, 2008 23:04:55  Quote
http://www.aztriad.com/catullus.html is a much more accurate rendition, if perhaps not quite as enthusiastic as the one on this site.
 


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