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“and Chryseis herself stepped forth from the sea-going vessel.” - Lattimore, pg 193.

“and out of the deep-sea ship Chryseis stepped too.” - Fagles, pg 193.

These two translations of from poem are not that different because the lines seem to have the same intentional meaning. The particular passages that I chose to discuss are from the last lines of each version. Lattimore’s translation is incredibly close to the original Greek one where as Fagle’s is much less literal. Above we can also see that Fagles translation emphasizes the surroundings by mention Chryseis last rather than first in the line. The way the Lattimore version is translated surprisingly seems much less conversational.

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