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THE ILIAD OF HOMER:

A SOUTHERN AFRICAN

TRANSLATION

by  Richard Whitaker

 

This fresh, wholly new translation of Homer’s Iliad, the tale of the Trojan War, is designed for a Southern African readership. The translation will be of interest to all lovers of literature and poetry, and to students of the Classics, of translation, and comparative literature.

“work[s] quite brilliantly ”
- Stephen Watson

Contents: Preface, Introduction, Translation of full text of Homer’s Iliad, Glossary of South African Terms, Index of Major Names in Iliad.

Format: A5 Paperback, 528 pages

ISBN: 978 1 920411 97 8

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As a fire-storm rages through deep bush
on a parched mountainside – the high forest
blazes as the flames are fanned by swirling winds
– so Akhilleus raged with his assegai,
chasing, killing men; the earth ran black with blood.
(Iliad Book 20, lines 490-494)