Sentius Augurinus
Little Poems


Translated from Latin to English by David Camden

Pliny the Younger (Letters 4.27.4):
      I recite poems with short verses,
      in the manner of my Catullus, Calvus,
      and the old poets. But why concern myself with them?
      I hold Pliny alone before all:
      away from the courts he prefers little verses
      and he seeks what he loves, and he values being loved.
      O Pliny, how many Catos would it take to equal you!
      Go now, lovers, be unwilling to love.