Men in Aida

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Men in Aida
Author David Melnick
Country United States
Subject homophonic translation of ancient Greek into English
Publisher Tuumba Press
Publication date
Published in English
OCLC 10763257

Men in Aida[1] is a homophonic translation of Book One of Homer's Iliad into a farcical bathhouse scenario, perhaps alluding to the homoerotic aspects of ancient Greek culture.[2] It was written by the language poet David Melnick, and is an example of poetic postmodernism.


  1. ^ Melnick, David (1983). Men in Aida. Tuumba 47. Berkeley, California: Tuumba Press. OCLC 13478109. 
  2. ^ Perelman, Bob. The marginalization of poetry: language writing and literary history (book). Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-691-02138-6. OCLC 185423402. Retrieved 24 December 2009.