Ira, irae N. 1st. F.
anger; ire, wrath; resentment; indignation; rage; fury; violence; bad blood;

Catullus XI

Furi et Aureli comites Catulli,
sive in extremos penetrabit Indos,
litus ut longe resonante Eoa
    tunditur unda,
sive in Hyrcanos Arabesue molles,
seu Sagas sagittiferosue Parthos,
sive quae septemgeminus colorat
    aequora Nilus,
sive trans altas gradietur Alpes,
Caesaris visens monimenta magni,
Gallicum Rhenum horribile aequor ultimosque Britannos,
omnia haec, quaecumque feret voluntas
caelitum, temptare simul parati,
pauca nuntiate meae puellae
    non bona dicta.
cum suis vivat valeatque moechis,
quos simul complexa tenet trecentos,
nullum amans vere, sed identidem omnium
    ilia rumpens;
nec meum respectet, ut ante, amorem,
qui illius culpa cecidit velut prati
ultimi flos, praetereunte postquam

    tactus aratro est.

Catullus XI

Furius and Aurelius, Catullus’ friends
Whether he penetrates dark India,
Pounded by eastern waves
Or chases after supple Arabs
Or is stabbed by Parthian shafts
Or gets lapped by the Nile’s seven mouths
Or mounts the Alps to Caesar’s monument
Or fondles a Frank or a feral Brit—
Friends, ready to join Catullus
In all this conquering,
Carry a mean little note to my girlfriend:
Bid her keep spreading her legs for her lovers
All three hundred of them—
Loving none but repeatedly rupturing each one’s cock.
If she thinks to look for me, I’m gone.
It’s her fault our love fell,
A flower at the edge of a field,
Kissed by the plough’s blade.

 

Catullus LXXXV

Odi et amo. Quare id faciam fortasse requiris.
      Nescio, sed fieri sentio, et excrucior.

Catullus LXXXV

I hate and I love. You might ask why... why?
      I wish I knew. I feel it happening—and it crucifies me.