Translating Homer’s Odyssey

Composed over 2,700 years ago, Homer’s Odyssey is the second oldest extant text of Western literature and has been widely translated by prominent men of letters. In 2017, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Classical Studies Emily Wilson published the first English translation done by a woman, which was widely lauded by scholars and poets. In the Heinz Bluhm Memorial Lecture on April 24, Wilson will talk about her translation and the creative process behind it, as well as previous translations of the Odyssey and the reception of her work. Wilson’s publications include The Death of Socrates and The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca. Her lecture will take place in Devlin Hall, room 101, beginning at 5:30 p.m. More on Wilson from the New York Times Magazine.

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