The wrath sing, goddess, of Peleus’ son Achilles
The wrath sing, goddess, of Peleus’ son Achilles, the accursed wrath which brought countless sorrows upon the Achaeans, and sent down to Hades many valiant souls of warriors, and made the men themselves to be the spoil for dogs and birds of every kind; and thus the will of Zeus was brought to fulfillment. Of this sing from the time when first there parted in strife Atreus’ son, lord of men, and noble Achilles.
Iliad, I, 1-7
Translation by A. T. Murray
with English translation by A. T. Murray.
Revised by William F. Wiatt.
Loeb Classical Library.
Harvard University Press.
Cambridge, Massachussets / London, England, 1999.