Invocations from the Iliad and Odyssey

By Jon Bonner, in 'Ancient Greek', May 17, 2017.

  1. Jon Bonner New Member

    Hi all, I'm looking to get the invocations from the Iliad And Odyssey tattooed on me and I was hoping you guys could help. All I'm looking for is just that first phrase from each epic:

    "Sing of the rage of Pelius' son" and "Sing to me of that most ingenious man"

    Thank you all in advance.
  2. Iáson Cívis Illústris

    • Civis Illustris
    The original Greek is:
    μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος
    'Sing, O goddess, of the wrath of Akhilleus, son of Peleus'
    and
    ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον...
    'Tell to me, O muse, of the versatile (or 'much-travelling') man...'
  3. Hawkwood .

    • Civis
    Whenever I read either opening lines translated from Homer's two epics I'm reminded of Professor Lombardo's warm voice and his softly beating drum.

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