sovay: (I Claudius)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2010-02-26 05:05 pm (UTC)

I think we may be giving up Netflix, but I bet I can get this on interlibrary loan through our library network.

It's a Criterion disc; it should be easy to find. Enjoy!

When you say never translated, you mean in the movie, not IRL, right?

Oh, yeah. The six lines are never translated for the audience, but everyone from Robert Browning to Ted Hughes has had a crack at them in real life; they're Agamemnon 414—419:

And in longing for her across the sea
a phantom seems lord of the house.
The grace of well-shaped statues
is hateful to that man:
and in the appetite of his eyes
all love is gone.

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