Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tonight at Barnard

Emily Wilson is lecturing tonight at Barnard - I'm really looking forward to this one:
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.

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