Macmillan and Co.
This was the working copy of British poet Christopher Logue (1926-2011) towards his lifelong project, War Music, published and performed between 1981 and 2016. Though he had no Greek, Logue engaged whole-heartedly with the epic through this English version, condensing long narrative passages into poetry: “The spearhead and the soul came out together”, “Food for the dogs and glory for the men”, etc. The copy recently emerged in the estate of Logue’s publisher Tom Maschler.
From the collection of Sammy Jay
Translated by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, and Ernest Myers.