*
*
Home
Help
Login
Register
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 22, 2014, 09:59:14 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Forum changes: Editing of posts has been turned off until further notice.
Search:     Advanced search
275647 Posts in 27717 Topics by 4283 Members Latest Member: - otto Most online today: 81 - most online ever: 429 (November 03, 2007, 04:35:43 AM)
Pages: [1]
Print
Author Topic: Homer quotes  (Read 1692 times)
Larry L.
Member

Posts: 616

aka Miskatonic


« on: November 05, 2007, 10:00:17 AM »

Hi,

From which translation of the Odyssey did you pull the quotes in Agon? They're quite nice.

Logged

Darcy Burgess
Member

Posts: 476


« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 12:13:47 PM »

Arg!

I was so ready to bust out some prime "I am so smart, S-M-R-T", perhaps a little "Ok brain, I don't like you, and you don't like me" for variety.

Stupid ancient greeks.
Logged

Black Cadillacs - Your soapbox about War.  Use it.
John Harper
Moderator
Member
*
Posts: 1054

flip you for real


WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 11:58:00 PM »

The Iliad quotations are from translations by Stanley Lombardo and Robert Fagles. They're both great, but I prefer Lomabardo's for its straightforward (yet still poetic) language.

The Argonautica quote is from a translation by E.V. Rieu.

The others are from Dan Simmon's novels Ilium and Olympos.
Logged

Agon: An ancient Greek RPG. Prove the glory of your name!
Larry L.
Member

Posts: 616

aka Miskatonic


« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 07:28:50 AM »

Thanks. I hadn't considered Lombardo.
Logged

Pages: [1]
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Oxygen design by Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!