I liked this punchy, tongue-twisting image of remote and mountainous Macedon.


‘He will get home.  That is to say, regain his ilex-napped

Snowcragbackfastnesses of Macedon.’


Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 107

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