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There Once Was A Man From Phthia

Hapax Legomenon

There Once Was A Man From Phthia

A limerick translation of Iliad 1. 1-17
by D. W. Frierson Stifler '08

Muse, Sing of the Wrath Achillean-
So much grief did it cause those Achaeans!
Heroes' souls did it throw
Down to Hades below,
While their flesh was by birds and dogs eaten.
That is how Zeus' will was made good,
When in contest these two men first stood:
That great lord Atreides,
And godlike Peleiades,
Who struggled as no others could.
Which god set that duo to war?
'Twas the son Zeus and Leto both bore;
In his rage at the king
A disease did he bring,
And all through the Greek army it tore.
The god thought the insult most grave
That Atreides to priest Chryses gave,
When that old cleric bore
To swift ships by the shore
A great ransom, his daughter to save.
A wreath he was toting in hand,
With Apollo Farstriker's gold brand,
And implored the Achaeans
And the brothers Atrean.
Here follows his humble demand:

2007 Contents



There Once Was A Man From Phthia
David Stifler, '08

Aaron Hollander '07

Aristotle's On the Nature of Goat Meat, A Recently Discovered Dialogue
Derek Smith '04

Eis Artemin
Aaron Hollander '07 and Sally O'Brien '07

Horace, Satire 2.1.1-20
Elizabeth Engelhardt '04

Andromache: Iliad 22.437-476
Katie Van Winkle '07

Martial: a Liberal Translation
Laurie Tupper '08

Fragment of Homer's Odyssey
Molly Ayn Jones '04 and Adrian Packel '04

On the Consumption of Elders
Scott Tanner '08

Achilles Warns Patroclus: Iliad 16.83-100
Lucy Van Essen-Fishman '08

Three Aeolian Meters
Sally O'Brien '07

Heraclitus and the Divine
Jennifer Peck '06


Hapax Legomenon 2008

Hapax Legomenon 2007