30 Mar 2014 marnanel   » (Journeyer)

Homer's ghost in Hitchin

Here is something wonderful. The poet George Chapman (1559-1634) was born, like me, in Hitchin. He is best remembered for his translation of Homer (as in Keats's sonnet "On first looking into Chapman's Homer"); he claimed that he made the translation because Homer's ghost appeared to him on Hitchin Hill and asked him to. This entry was originally posted at http://marnanel.dreamwidth.org/294116.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

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