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Invocations from the Iliad and Odyssey

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.
 

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...'
 

Hawkwood

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  • Civis

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