Saturday, May 07, 2005

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

I'm currently reading Agamemnon with a good friend from my days at William & Mary. My first Greek anything (besides Homer) that I've read for pleasure. I'm reading the Lattimore translation. Unfortunately, it's poetic to the point of being incomprehensible at times. I'm finding this translation by Ian Johnston to be a bit more accessible when it comes to understanding the gist of things, although it's a rather common and uncompelling translation otherwise.