"Rage--Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, great fighters' souls, but made their bodies carrion, feasts for the dogs and birds, and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end." (Book One: Lines 1-6)This is an awesome translation! I have come to profoundly admire Robert Fagles's skill at translating the Greek classics and giving them life and lyricism for new generations. I am also participating in a group-read of Fagles' translation of The Oresteia by Aeschylus in one of my book groups on Goodreads (see my earlier review of The Oresteia here). My version of The Iliad is the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, 1998, 683 pp. I also highly recommend Fagles' translation of The Odyssey.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and Happy Reading!