Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One of my favorite passages from The Odyssey (two translations)

Oh Brave Odysseus!

"Endure my heart, you endured worse than this
on that day when the invincible Cyclops
ate our comrades. You bore it until your cunning
got you out of the cave where you thought you would die."

from book 20, Translated by Stanley Lombardo

"Bear up, old heart! You've borne worse, far worse,
that day when Cyclops, man mountain, bolted
your hardy comrades down. But you held fast--
Nobody but your cunning pulled you through
the monster's cave you thought would be your death."

from book 20, Translated by Robert Fagles


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sculpture looks like your body.

10:56 AM  

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