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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tonight at Barnard
Emily Wilson is lecturing tonight at Barnard - I'm really looking forward to this one: