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Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)

  • Vassar College Taylor Hall, Room 203 Poughkeepsie. NY USA (map)

Classics Professor Emily Wilson will present "Translating the Odyssey: How, Why, When” on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm, in Taylor Hall, Room 203. The event is free and open to the public.

Emily Wilson is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the first woman to translate Homer's Odyssey into English.  Her book was published in 2017 by W.W. Norton, and has received international coverage.  She has also translated works of Euripides and Seneca, and produced a number of scholarly monographs.  In her lecture Wilson will discuss her experience of translating Homer's epic poem.

This event is sponsored by the Greek and Roman Studies Department, Women's Studies Department and the Library.

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