Catullus 85 is a poem by the Roman poet Catullus for his mistress Lesbia. Its declaration of conflicting feelings "I hate and I love" (in Latin, Odi et amo) is renowned for its force and brevity. Moreover, the second line of the poem is chiastic, insofar as a passive verb form follows every active verb form (nescio (active) - fieri (passive) - sentio (active) - excrucior (passive)).
The meter of the poem is the elegiac couplet.
- "Odi et amo" No. 19 of "Moralia" by composer Jacobus Gallus
- "Odi et amo" part of Catulli Carmina by composer Carl Orff
- Odi et amo by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson off the album Englabörn.
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