In te, si in quemquam, dici pote, putide Victi,
id quod verbosis dicitur et fatuis.
Ista cum lingua, si usus veniat tibi, possis
culos et crepidas lingere carpatinas.
Si nos omnino vis omnes perdere, Victi,
hiscas: omnino quod cupis efficies.
(Catullus 98)

Against you if against anyone, rot-breath Vettius,
the complaints about gaping chatterers can be laid.
With that furred tongue of yours you could, had you occasion,
lick assholes, or the soles of peasants’ boots.
If you want to destroy us all totally, Vettius, you just need to
open wide: you’ll score a complete success.
(tr. Peter Green)

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