Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.
Iliad, I, 1-7
Traducció de Samuel Butler. Translation by Samuel Butler
Homer. The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Translated by Samuel Butler.
Edited by James H. Ford
El Paso Norte Press. El Paso, Texas, 2006.