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What's the best English translation of Homer?

>> No.17707551

Fagles, unironically. Fagles is a pseud filter.

>> No.17707556

the chad Pope

>> No.17707559

Fagles is the only faithful translation

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>> No.17707975

Are you the same anon who wrote the novel where the word nigger was 63% of the entire book?

>> No.17708400

Chapman and Fagles

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Got this today at a salvation army store for 50 cents. Looking forward to it.

>> No.17708989

I like Lattimore. But you won't go wrong so long as you avoid the new awkwardly artless one from Emily Wilson.

(I don't say that out of misogyny, by the way. I love Edith Grossman's Don Quixote and think it is the best English translation of that work. Wilson is just a bad translator).

>> No.17708998

Yeah well Edith Grossman actually knows Spanish. I have my doubts that Wilson knows much Greek at all

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Got this today art a Salvation army store for 50 cents. Looking forward to it.

>> No.17709010

Is Rieu good?

>> No.17709023

I liked his translation but mentioning it online is a pretty good way to get a lot of angry comments from verse purists. I wouldn't recommend it as your only ever experience with Homer, but it's a fine entry point.

>> No.17709041

>verse purists
Retards in other words. So much is irretrievably lost when translating hexameters into English that it really doesn't matter whether you render it in prose or verse, if accuracy is your concern.

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