Hie Effect of Love

Catullus Carmina 51.1-12

That man seems to me to be equal to a god, that man, if it is right [to say so], [seems to me] to surpass the gods, who, sitting opposite (i.e., facing [you]), looks at you continually and hears you laughing sweetly, [something] that snatches every sense (lit., all senses) from wretched me; for as soon as I have looked at you, Lesbia, no voice remains in [my] mouth (lit., for me in the mouth), but [my] tongue is paralyzed, a subtle flame runs down into [my] limbs, [my] ears ring with their own sound, [my] eyes are covered with double night.

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