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Bristol Festival of Ideas (UK)

  • Waterstones, Bristol 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD United Kingdom (map)

FoI at Waterstones/

Thu 24 May 2018

Price: £8/ £6

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travellers, hospitality and the yearning for home. Classicist Emily Wilson discusses her new translation of The Odyssey – the first English translation by a woman. She talks about her work on the text and reveals how the ancient story is relevant today.


She is in conversation with Sarah LeFanu.