Lesson 1.2 Latin Text – Catullus 85


Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

This is the entire text of a poem by the Roman poet Catullus, a young contemporary of Julius Caesar. With the words you have learned, you should be able to make some sense of it. Take your time. If you are stuck, go back for another look at the vocabulary.

Otherwise go to the next page for a very rough translation.