Saturday, July 30, 2011

mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life...


Jenness Pond Withered Leaf    7/16/11 

“Miserable mortals who, like leaves,
at one moment flame with life,
eating the produce of the land,
and at another moment
                 weakly perish.”  –Homer, The Iliad

Below is a photo of the edition I bought in 1963 at Barnes & Noble in New York City for one of my required courses in Western Civilization my freshman year at Columbia University:
















For a newer, spiffier copy, click here: THE ILIAD OF HOMER
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