Annual Petersen Lecture: Translating the Odyssey: Why and How

Saturday 10 February 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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Cover image from The Odyssey, translated by Dr. Emily Wilson

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The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey comes alive in an entirely new way in this fresh, authoritative new translation by Dr. Emily Wilson, Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Recently profiled in The New York Times Magazine, Dr. Wilson is the first woman to translate this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic into English, and her translation captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Reception to follow for Penn Museum Expedition Circle members at the Fellows level and up, the 1887 Society, and the Sara Yorke Stevenson Society.

Free. Space is limited; online registration recommended.

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