Richmond Lattimore Iliad Translation

Year: 1951

Tags: free, verse

Richmond Lattimore's translation of the Iliad, published in 1951, offers a faithful and scholarly rendition of Homer's epic masterpiece.



Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus
and its devastation, which puts pains thousandfold upon the Achaians,
hurled in their multitudes to the house of Hades strong souls
of heroes, but gave their bodies to be the delicate feasting
of dogs, of all birds, and the will of Zeus was accomplished
since that time when first there stood in division of conflict
Atreus' son the lord of men and brilliant Achilleus.


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