“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
Good old Catullus 16! The highlight of every highschool Latin poetry class (no, it's not usually taught, but somebody always digs it out). I happened to practicing some Django style arpeggios when my son yelled at me to "get down here right now". Nearly wet myself laughing.While Catullus is rather amusing, the Greeks could be *much* worse. Archilochos wrote about seducing a young girl and not quite finishing up where he wanted: http://www.stoa.org/diotima/anthology/archiloch.shtmlHe was also said to have written a poem about a guy named Lycambes (father of the Neobule mentioned in P.Colon.7511) who had been promised to him in marriage and then given to another) that was so savage it drove Lycambes and his family to suicide.