Friday, June 04, 2021


Capture of a City

Homer, Iliad 9.591-594 (tr. A.T. Murray):
                           And [she] told him all the
woes that come on men whose city is taken;
the men are slain and the city is wasted by fire,
and their children and low-girdled women are led captive of strangers.

                                   καί οἱ κατέλεξεν ἅπαντα
κήδε᾽, ὅσ᾽ ἀνθρώποισι πέλει τῶν ἄστυ ἁλώῃ·
ἄνδρας μὲν κτείνουσι, πόλιν δέ τε πῦρ ἀμαθύνει,
τέκνα δέ τ᾽ ἄλλοι ἄγουσι βαθυζώνους τε γυναῖκας.
Murray turned all the Greek active verbs in lines 593-594 to passives in English.

<< Home
Newer›  ‹Older

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?