Welcome Back, Fagles

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12/11/2007 2:00 PM |

Or perhaps some poetry. There’s a tribute to poet and translator of the Greek classics Robert Fagles tonight, at the Times Center at 7pm, and costs $15. There will be an embarrassment of poets and literary figures, including Robert Fagles himself, plus

Francine du Plessix Gray, Edith Grossman, Shirley Hazzard, Richard Howard, J. D. McClatchy, Charles McGrath, Gregory Rabassa, David Remnick, and C. K. Williams.

If you’ve ever read The Iliad, The Odyssey, or The Aeneid, there’s a decent chance you read Fagles’ version. Here’s an excerpt from his Aeneid to help you start your day.

And then as he gasped his last in flames from his riven chest
she swept him up in a cyclone, impaled the man on a crag.

Stocking stuffer!

3 Comment

  • Is that a picture of Honor Blackman from Jason and the Argonauts (1963), or from the old Star Trek episode where they visit a planet that is a replica of ancient Greece, and everyone is in togas and the inhabitants force Kirk and Uhuru to kiss while acting out a scene for their

    amusement.

  • Is that a picture of Honor Blackman from Jason and the Argonauts (1963), or from the old Star Trek episode where they visit a planet that is a replica of ancient Greece, and everyone is in togas and the inhabitants force Kirk and Uhuru to kiss while acting out a scene for their

    amusement?

  • Eric–nice job. That’s Honor Blackman playing Hera, which is the Greek name for Juno, who Fagles described in that excerpt from The Aeneid, no duh.