The executive committee for the MLA Discussion Group in Classical Studies and Modern Literature invites you to our annual MLA panel at noon on Saturday, January 11, 2014, featuring two eminent classical translators:
CLASSICAL TRANSLATION FOR VULNERABLE TIMES: HOMER’S ILIAD AND VERGIL’S AENEID
Session 527: 12-1:15 pm, January 11, 2014
Sheraton I (Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. Water Street)
STANLEY LOMBARDO is professor of Classics at Kansas University and well known as translator of Homer, Plato, Hesiod, Callimachus, Sappho, Vergil, Dante, and Ovid. He has recorded his translations of Homer in audiobooks and given dramatic readings at venues such as the Chicago Poetry Center, C-Span, and NPR.
SARAH RUDEN has received wide acclaim for her translations from Vergil, Petronius, Aristophanes, and Apuleius, and she is the first woman to publish a complete translation of Vergil’s Aeneid into English. She has also published original poetry and essays on religion and culture.
The translators will discuss the creative process of translating classical epic poems from Greek and Latin into English for modern readers. They will read excerpts from their translations of Homer’s Iliad and Vergil’s Aeneid and respond to questions from the audience.
We hope to see you at the panel, and welcome your responses to the discussion!
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