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The Fitzgerald translation of the Odyssey is really fucking beautiful /lit/.
To think I'd almost given up because of the Alexander Pope version.
Any other greek stories where certain translations are miles above the rest?
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Waterfield is a damn good translator imo. Not Greek, but Mandelbaum's Ovid's Metamorphoses is damn good.
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>>7620137
Is that Vintage Publishing? I can't find it on Amazon in my country. What else did you discard?
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>>7620137
Pope didn't even write half of his Odyssey. It's shit.

Fitzgerald's Odyssey is a great work of art in English alone. His Aeneid is excellent as well (not so much his Iliad).
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>>7620214
http://www.harvard.com/book/the_odyssey_the_fitzgerald_translation/

You can actually find it online for free though, if you don't mind reading off a screen/kindle.
http://swcta.net/moore/files/2014/08/The-Odyssey-Greek-Translation.pdf
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there are super-awesome retells of quite a lot of greek mythology by this guy >>7620294

well, to bad he only did this in german but it kinda feels like reading a marvel-film albeit being very close to the source.
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>>7620146
Good to know. I haven't read it yet, but I have his translation of Republic.
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>>7620229
Which parts didn't he write? I'm halfway through and loving it (more than the Iliad, in fact, although that probably makes me a pleb). But there was a brief bit where the poetry seemed to drop off and get kind of clunky.
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