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Epic Voices: Emily Wilson on The Odyssey

Sep 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm

The first woman to translate The Odyssey into English, classicist Emily Wilson “has given Homer’s epic a radically contemporary voice” (The New York Times). In this talk, she discusses the challenges of making this ancient work feel alive now, discussing formal decisions (meter, word choice, pacing, stylistic register) she made in bringing out Homer’s many voices. She will also read from her translation.



Admission $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members Sponsored By This program is made possible in part through a partnership with the Battery Park City Authority.


Sep 20, 2018
7:00 pm
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Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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