I found Charles's review of the recording of the W. H. D. Rouse or Butler translation of the 'Iliad' (I can't tell which) very helpful in certain particulars, but I think I should point out that the 'Iliad' was originally written in Greek in dactylic hexameter rather than the iambic pentameter that Charles suggests. In addition, a recording of the original would likely not be as helpful to Charles as he believes. I would recommend a reading of either the Fagles or Fitzgerald translations.
Thank you, Charles, for warning me away from the poor reading! I do not mean to take issue with you on that score and am indeed very grateful to you for it.
(See Reviewer: Charles, from Estacada, OR, USA Date: May 07, 2003)
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