October 21, 2004

atrocity perpetrated

Against Homer and his Iliad.

But Achilles remained in a fury
and roared his rage at lord Agamemnon:
"You big drunkard, you fainthearted swindler,
you don't dare battle beside our people
or go with the commanders to ambush--
for that sort of thing gives you the shivers!
You'd rather stay back in our camp instead
and plunder anyone who disobeys.
Ruthless king, you rule over nobodies..."

Michael Reck's translation of The Iliad, Book One, 223-228.
Somebody do something, please.

Posted by stephanie at October 21, 2004 06:55 PM | TrackBack