Aufilenus, loved by Caelius, who’s one brother;
Aufilena, loved by Quintius, who’s the other
(Verona’s best young men): this must be what they call
That Band of Brothers, sweetest bond of all.
Which one should I favor? Caelius, you, for you
Were tested in the fire and saw me through,
True friend, when passion’s flame burned crazy in my marrow.
Good luck. Let’s hope you win despite Love’s arrow.
– translated by Len Krisak