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Chapman’s Homer and British cultural history

Published on: Author: Mark Erickson 1 Comment

Talking to my friend Tom recently about the ‘Troy’ exhibition at the British Museum we came to discussing George Chapman’s Homer (Iliad (1611) and Odyssey (1615) – you can download a copy here), the first full English translations of these epic poems. The exhibition includes a first edition of this monumental work. George Chapman (1559… Continue reading