Promised myself I would read this little beauty in 2019, so I have settled in with it and I‘m loving it. 🥰
Lattimore is my go-to translator for the Iliad. It FEELS faithful to the original, though since I don't know ancient Greek (yet) this seems like something I shouldn't be allowed to say. How can a poem that on one level is all about guys and gods shoving spears through each other be ultimately very moving? You can ask Homer, but he's dead and won't tell you directly.