Exercises in translation

Over the summer I have been working on translating a short story from classical Greek to English. Some discussion and an excerpt are available at my new site Chalcolith.com. The full story is available at Amazon or Smashwords.

—How, he says, shall we comprehend the kingdom of God, and by what analogy shall we illuminate it?

Like a mustard seed, which, when sown on the earth, is smaller than all the seeds on the earth, [but] when sown, rises up and becomes greater than all the [other] herbs, and grows branches so great that all the birds of the sky can roost in its shade.