Stanley Lombardo Iliad Translation

Year: 1997

Tags: verse

Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Iliad, released in 1997, presents a bold and dynamic retelling that captures the raw power and intensity of the ancient Greek text.



Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage,
Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks
Incalculable pain, pitched countless souls
Of heroes into Hades' dark,
And left their bodies to rot as feasts
For dogs and birds, as Zeus' will was done.


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