Obituary of Robert Fagles

From the Washington Post

Robert Fagles, 74, a Princeton University professor whose translations of the three great epics of the classical world — “The Iliad,” “The Odyssey” and “The Aeneid” — have been recognized as enduring literary works in their own right, died March 26 of prostate cancer at his home in Princeton, N.J.

Dr. Fagles was one of the few scholars to translate all three epic poems, which are considered the fountainhead of Western literature. His translations, written in clear, simple English that retained the dignity of the Greek and Latin originals, became unexpected bestsellers.

Read the rest, with photo.

Many other papers have obituaries of Robert Fagles, e.g.
New York Times, and from his own university, Princeton, The Daily Princetonian.


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