What the translator - myself in particular - does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing.
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After leaving college and while working on a newspaper and then on a magazine in New York, I wanted not to lose what Greek I had acquired.
Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect.
That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary language and literature into which I had pushed a little way.
I think there are perhaps two ways in which one can begin.
Yes, living voices in a living language, so it seemed to us.
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