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Emily Wilson

Some Favorite Writers: Emily Wilson

Tuesday Oct 23, 2018 7:30 PM This is a past program

In her stunning new translation of The Odyssey—the first-ever English translation by a woman—renowned classics scholar Emily Wilson brings a fresh perspective to Homer’s masterpiece while still conveying the humanity and heroic power of the original Greek. Wilson is a professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the author of Mocked to Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton, and the translator of plays by Seneca and Euripides.

Readings are followed by a discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

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