Caroline Alexander Iliad Translation

Year: 2016

Tags: verse

The Caroline Alexander translation of the Iliad captures the intensity and epic nature of Homer's timeless tale with its poetic language and faithful rendition of the original text.



Wrath—sing, goddess, of the ruinous wrath of Peleus' son Achilles,
that inflicted woes without number upon the Achaeans,
hurled forth to Hades many strong souls of warriors
and rendered their bodies prey for the dogs,
for all birds, and the will of Zeus was accomplished;
sing from when they two first stood in conflict—
Atreus' son, lord of men, and godlike Achilles.


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