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Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus
advenio has miseras, pater, ad inferias,
ut te postremo donarem munere mortis
et mutam nequiquam alloquerer cinerem.
quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum,
heu miser indigne pater adempte mihi,
nunc tamen interea haec, prisco quae more parentum
tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,
accipe filio multum manantia fletu,
atque in perpetuum, pater, ave atque vale.

–after Gaius Valerius Catullus, CI

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