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n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - The Odyssey of Homer: A Southern African Translation, R. Whitaker - review

Volume 61 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Abstract

Why another translation of the Odyssey? Whitaker’s joins at least two other recent translations on the groaning shelf of Odysseys in English that have come into existence since Chapman’s (1614-15), each with a claim to uniqueness. Most recent are Emily Wilson’s (2017) ‘first translation by a woman’, and Antony Verity’s (2016) prose version that purposely preserves original line divisions. So, why another and what distinguishes it from its predecessors? Whitaker’s is expressly termed ‘a Southern African Translation.’ Why?

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