Catullus – Furi, villula vestra

        Furi, villula vestra non ad Austri
        flatus opposita est neque ad Favoni
        nec saevi Boreae aut Apheliotae,
        verum ad milia quindecim et ducentos.
        o ventum horribilem atque pestilentem!

(Gaius Valerius Catullus, Verona, c 84 BC – Rome, c 54 BC)

(Your nice bijou cottage in the country,
Furius, stands exposed to draughts from neither
south, east, west, nor savage north: instead it’s
faced with an overdraft of fifteen hundred
plus – a wind most vile and pestilential!)

(Translation by Peter Green, The Poems of Catullus, University of California Press)