Tell me about a complicated man.
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Tell me about a complicated man. / Muse, tell me how he wandered and was lost / when he had wrecked the holy town of Troy, / and where he went, and who he met, the pain / he suffered in the storms at sea, and how / he worked to save his life and bring his men / back home. He failed to keep them safe; poor fools, / they ate the Sun God’s cattle, and the god / kept them from home. Now goddess, child of Zeus, / tell the old story for our modern times. / Find the beginning.Emily Wilson is the first woman to translate The Odyssey into English. via
A longer excerpt from The Paris Review. Amazon.