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Carmen 88 (in English by Brendan Rau)
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What does he do, Gellius, he who lusts after his own mother and sisters,
and stays awake all night, tunics thrown astride them?
What does he do, he who does not allow his paternal uncle to be the husband?
Have you any notion of the extent of iniquity that he performs?
Gellius, he does it to the extent that neither Oceanus, father of the nymphs,
nor his wife Tethys, who lives at the world's edge, washes his sins away:
there isn't any crime to which he could further proceed
if he weren't to devour himself as he lowers his head!
© copyright 17-4-1999 by Brendan Rau
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