Catullus 5

Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus,
Let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love,
- vivamus and amemus - present subjunctive - hortatory
- this is the first time we see Lesbia's name mentioned

rumoresque senum severiorum
And let us value all rumors of the rather severe old men
- severiorum - gen. pl. - comparative

omnes unius aestimemus assis!
At one cent.
- unius refers to assis
- gen. of indefinite value

soles occidere et redire possunt;
The suns can set and return;

nobis, cum semel occidit brevis lux,
When once a brief light has set for us,
- nobis - dative of agent
- brevis refers to lux

nox est perpetua una dormienda.
One perpetual night must be slept.
- dormienda - gerundive of obligation
- est goes with dormienda
- perpetua una goes with nox

da mi basia mille, deinde centum,
Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred

dein mille altera, dein secunda centum,
Then another thousand, then a second hundred,

deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum;
Then finally another thousand, and then a hundred;

dein, cum milia multa fecerimus,
Then, when we have made many thousands,
- all the dien and diende - anaphora

conturbabimus, illa ne sciamus,
We will mix them all up, so we do not know those,

aut ne quis malus invidere possit
Or so that not any bad person is able to envy
- quis after ne - aliquid

cum tantum sciat esse basiorum.
When he knows there is so great a number of kisses.
partitive genitive