Herbert Jordan Iliad Translation

Year: 2008

Tags: verse

The Herbert Jordan translation of the Iliad is a poetic and captivating rendition that brings the timeless epic to life with its lyrical language and faithfulness to the original text.



Sing, goddess, of Peleus' son Achilles' anger,
ruinous, that caused the Greeks untold ordeals,
consigned to Hades countless valiant souls,
heroes, and left their bodies prey for dogs
or feast for vultures. Zeus's will was done
from when those two first quarreled and split apart,
the king, Agamemnon, and matchless Achilles.


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