Colin Macleod, 6 August 1981
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Oxford, 218 pp., £12.50, July 1980, 0 19 814016 9Show More
Homer by Jasper Griffin.
Oxford, 82 pp., October 1980, 0 19 287532 9Show More
Homer: The Odyssey translated by Walter Shewring.
Oxford, 346 pp., £7.95, September 1980, 0 19 251019 3Show More
“... breathes the critical spirit of Arnold and responds to the poetry of Homer. It is fitting that Mr Shewring’s Odyssey should appear at the same time as Mr Griffin’s books, for two reasons. First, because it is a blemish in them that he quotes from the translations of Lang, Leaf and Myers, and of Butcher and Lang, which are a byword for preciosity, whereas ...”