Saturday, March 29, 2008

Robert Fagles

I read and loved the Homer translations by Robert Fagles, and I have his Aeneid on my shelf, waiting for the summer (great summer beach reading, I'm sure!). Sad to hear that he passed away.

Then down they lay at last and took the gift of sleep. (Iliad, 7:558)

carry your well-planed oar until you come
to a race of people who know nothing of the sea
(Odyssey, 11: 139-140)

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