Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2007
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  • 1.1:

    Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways,
    who was driven far journeys, after he had
    sacked Troy’s sacred citadel. Many were
    they whose cities he saw, whose minds he
    learned of, many the pains he suffered in
    his spirit on the wide sea, struggling for
    his own life and the homecoming of his
    companions. Even so he could not save
    his companions, hard though he strove
    to; they were destroyed by their own
    wild recklessness, fools, who devoured
    the oxen of Helios, the Sun God, and
    he took away the day of their
    homecoming. From some point here,
    goddess, daughter of Zeus, speak, and
    begin our story.