Monsacré, Hélène. 2018. The Tears of Achilles. Trans. Nicholas J. Snead. Introduction by Richard P. Martin. Hellenic Studies Series 75. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_MonsacreH.The_Tears_of_Achilles.2018.
Translator’s Note: Truchement ≈ Caretaker
The truchement creates the possibility of “penetrating the unknown.” This is the case for a metaphorical interpreter that facilitates discourse between humans and God, just as it is for the literal translator who converts words from one language into another.