Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
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  • 1.1:

    The man, my Muse, resourceful, driven a long way
    after he sacked the holy city of Trojans:
    tell me all the men’s cities he saw and the men’s minds,
    how often he suffered heartfelt pain on the broad sea,
    striving for life and a way back home for his war friends.
    Yet he saved no friends, much as he longed to:
    they lost their lives through their own reckless abandon,
    fools who ate the cattle of Helios the Sun-God.
    Huperion seized the day they might have arrived home.

    Tell us, Goddess, daughter of Zeus, start in your own place.