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Have any of you read the Verity translation of the Iliad? If so, what did you think of it?

I've only read Fagles before, but a few people have recommended it to me over the last couple of weeks
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It's very concrete and clear but not poetic. Though maybe it has a kind of deadpan poetry.
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>>7613080

literally prose shaped like verse.

literally.

just read Lattimore OP.
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Or Peter Green's new version.
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I haven't but from my experience you can trust whatever Oxford Classics has.
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>>7613109

Does Lattimore retain the original line numbering as Verity does?
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It physically disgusts me when people recommend any translation other than Pope's.
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>>7613129
Oxford have two translations for The Iliad -- Fitzgerald is better.

>>7613132
Too bad nobody cares how plebs feel.
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>>7613141

Fitzgerald is a little pedestrian, but at present the best.
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>>7613132
>prefers British classics to Greek
Numbskull. I bet you like Bulfinch, too.
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>not reading Pope

swine
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>>7613669
>>7613132
Pope's translation is a great piece of literature in its own rights, but it's not Homer. He was very liberal with his interpretation.
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>talk shit about rhyming poetry
>recommend pope's illiad

/lit/ makes me laugh.

Fagels or Fitzgerald

Rieu for prose
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>>7613131

yeah he does
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