„All right and wrong, confounded in impious madness, turned from us the righteous will of the gods.“

—  Catull, list of poems by Catullus

LXIV
Carmina
Original: (la) Omnia fanda nefanda malo permixta furore
iustificam nobis mentem avertere deorum.

Original

Omnia fanda nefanda malo permixta furore iustificam nobis mentem avertere deorum.

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römischer Dichter -84 - -54 v.Chr

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