Robert Fagles Iliad Translation

Year: 1990

Tags: free, verse

Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad is a renowned and poetic rendition that brings the epic tale of the Trojan War to life with a captivating and accessible style.



Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles,
murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
great fighters' souls, but made their bodies carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end.


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