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Canto I

Canto I


by Ezra Pound

Canto I: What Am I Reading? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Canto I? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. All of "Canto I" is a translation of an epic poem by Homer called

The Iliad
The Odyssey
The Aeneid
The Metamorphoses
Q. Ezra Pound isn't actually translating "Canto I" from the original text by Homer, but from a 1538 version translated by a dude named

Elpenor Smith
Leslie Pike
Avon Barksdale
Andreas Divus
Q. Who's the blind prophet that Odysseus goes looking for in the underworld?

Stringer Bell
Q. Whose island did Elpenor die on?

Old Gregg's
Q. How does Elpenor die?

He gets drunk
He falls asleep on a roof
He falls off a roof
All of the above