Anthony Verity Iliad Translation

Year: 2012

Tags: verse

The Anthony Verity translation of the Iliad presents a poetic and accessible rendition capturing the epic's emotional intensity and timeless themes.



SING, goddess, the anger of Achilles, Peleus' son,
the accursed anger which brought the Achaeans countless
agonies and hurled many mighty shades of heroes into Hades,
causing them to become the prey of dogs and
all kinds of birds; and the plan of Zeus was fulfilled.
Sing from the time the two men were first divided in strife—
Atreus' son, lord of men, and glorious Achilles.


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