Homer: Iliad

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I will be reading the Fitzgerald translation:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-iliad-46

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/the-iliad-124

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I’ve read it twice would defiantly read it again. It also has such an interesting history.

Great, I’ll post back when I’ve finished it!

Which translations do people recommend?

The Fitzgerald translation has a poorly formatted ebook, and the scene at the beach in Book 2 is very confusing about who was talking to who. However it retains a lot of the mythological interactions of the time:

  • dreams are there own entities: the dream visits the dreamer and then departs
  • the sun is an entity: the sun greets the men on the beach
  • collective moods are entities: the hubbub descended upon the crowd