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May 20, 2020

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Ha! I take it this is a "free" translation? That Catullus-- guy never goes outta style.
What's "underpants' in Latin again? - Slips my mind. Not that I think the info will come in useful.

Dear Suzanne, Molly takes great liberties in her pseudo-translations. I enjoy them and am grateful to her for posting them with us. DL

Carolyn Clark asks me to post her comment:
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My concern is that Thallus might not give her bloomers back because the poem is based so loosely on Catullus 25  (not 420  which doesn’t exist) that the readers may not pick up on the freedoms granted herein, and it certainly cannot be called a translation, although it is an inspiration.
I see her Dec 2019 post does a similar trick: rightly listing a poem of Catullus that dne (doesn’t exist).  So why call it a translation at all?Inspired, and good stuff, yes! But as a Ph.D. In Classics I am obligated to say please Offer up a caveat to the Lehman readers.
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