George Chapman Iliad Translation

Year: 1611

Tags: free, verse

George Chapman's translation of the Iliad, released in 1611, showcases a poetic and vibrant interpretation that captures the grandeur and majesty of Homer's work.



Achilles' baneful wrath resound, O Goddess, that impos'd
Infinite sorrows on the Greeks, and many brave souls loos'd
From breasts heroic; sent them far to that invisible cave
That no light comforts; and their limbs to dogs and vultures gave:
To all which Jove's will gave effect; from whom first strife begun
Betwixt Atrides, king of men, and Thetis' godlike son.


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