Translating Homer's Violence

A lecture by Emily Wilson
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:30 PM
Ella Weed Room, 2nd Floor Milbank Hall

Emily Wilson, author of various books including The Death of Socrates and translator of Six Tragedies of Seneca, discusses the challenges she has encountered in her current project: re-translating Homer. In particular, she focuses on the problem of translating violence and ponders how a modern translator can render into modern English one of the most violent authors of all time. Wilson is associate professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania. This event is sponsored by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies, funded by the Mellon Foundation.


Feb. 19, 2014 - 6:30 PM