... Homer / Vergil / Ancient Greek / Latin*
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I thoroughly enjoyed delving into the Odyssey and Iliad, searching for quotations to illustrate my contribution to Dr Eirene Allen's Translating Homer seminar.
Homer was my ancient Greek first love, to whom I always seem to return. The Greek is beautiful, and so moving. I admit I find myself immersed in the details of the grammar. But the very act of lingering over the words invites us to enter into the world of the poem.
When you next read Homer, look out for some of the features of Homeric verse: ring composition, epithets, similes, formulae and type-scenes, and enjoy!