Robert Fitzgerald Iliad Translation

Year: 1974

Tags: verse

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of the Iliad, published in 1974, is a highly acclaimed rendition that balances fidelity to the original Greek text with a captivating and lyrical style, creating an immersive and evocative reading experience.



Anger be now your song, immortal one,
Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous,
that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss
and crowded brave souls into the undergloom,
leaving so many dead men—carrion
for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.


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