English Translations of the Iliad

Homer’s The Iliad has been translated and re-translated into English numerous times.  Willis G. Reiger, director of the University of Illinois Press, points out that “according to The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation, the Iliad is among the most translated works in English, and English has more versions than any other language.”

Reiger examines some of the notable translations of The Iliad, suggesting that modern notions of manliness may have something to do with the proliferation of translations of Homer’s classic in English.

Reiger’s piece is published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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