Recommended Translation for "The Odyssey"?Watch
I'll be applying for Classics this autumn and as I've no experience with Greek or Latin I want to bulk up on extra-curricular reading.
I study The Iliad under an E.V Rieu translation and The Aeneid as translated by David West for Classic Civ. and I've read The Iliad already, soon to finish The Aeneid. Point is, I want to cover Homer's The Odyssey too but, as I've always just been told which translation to get, I'm not exactly sure which translation I should read. I don't know if it would look better on my PS to show that I've read two of Homer's Epics under different translations, or whether it would be better to just read the Rieu translation again.
I imagine I'm completely overthinking it, but thanks anyway. Recommended translations are appreciated! Anything that may invoke discussion in my PS or interview.
There's a new translation by Emily Wilson which looks really interesting. She has a very lively twitter feed too, if you're interested!