Why anachronistic translations of Homer’s Iliad scare people off, Versus my modern translation of the Iliad, Book II, “The Catalogue of Ships”, lines 581-604


Why anachronistic translations of Homer's Iliad scare people off, Versus my modern translation of the Iliad, Book II, “The Catalogue of Ships”, lines 581-604

Here is my translation: Click to ENLARGE:

Iliad 2 The Catalogue of Ships  Lines 581-604
& here is the 1924 translation, which is even worse than the one of the previous post (lines 546-580). I have underlined the grossest anachronisms. Click to ENLARGE:

Iliad 2 581-604 Translation 1924

Richard

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5 thoughts on “Why anachronistic translations of Homer’s Iliad scare people off, Versus my modern translation of the Iliad, Book II, “The Catalogue of Ships”, lines 581-604”

    1. Thank you so much for reblogging my haiku on your blog, Coastal Paths. I can see why. I shall start to follow your blog now! I am delighted you like it.
      Richard

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    2. Thank you so much, Robert! Very much appreciated. If you have any other Greek stories, send the .jpg to me at: vallance22@gmail.com so that I can convert some of the words into Mycenaean Linear B. The problem is that we can only convert SOME words, as Mycenaean Greek vocabulary is very small and restricted. Richard

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