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Iliad VII.301-302 (For Will)

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Iliad VII.301-302 (For Will)

“These two fought each other in heart-consuming hate, then
joined with each other in close friendship, before they were parted.”
(Lattimore Translation)

(Or, the more a slightlymore poetic translation, which actually comes from a penguin prose edition:)

“These two fought each other in soul-destroying combat, but were reconciled and parted friends.”
(E.V.H. Rieu Translation)

(And Chapman’s translation, which misses the mark in the context I want it in:)

. . . Men of Troy and Greece may say, “thus their high quarrel ends;
Those that encount’ring were such foes, and now – being separate – friends’”
(Chapman, translit., ll. VII.260-262)

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Written by mitchellirons

October 15, 2004 at 4:57 am

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