Campus / News / November 1, 2013

Tonight at Knox: Lombardo to read translations of Homer’s epic poems

LiteratureStudents interested in hearing internationally acclaimed translator Stanley Lombardo read excerpts from his versions of Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey” should make their way to the Round Room in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts tonight.

Lombardo’s translations are frequently used in academia and lauded for their conversational and contemporary style. Both of these well-known folk epics were originally read aloud as oral compositions, Lombardo is known for his ability to convey this fact in his readings.

The reading is free and will begin at 7:30 pm.

This event is sponsored by the Greig Post Adventure in Arts Fund, the English Department Fellowes Fund, the Dennis Donham Fund in History, the Classics Club and the Classics department.

Julian Boireau
Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.

Tags:  Classics homer lombardo stanley lombardo the iliad the odyssey

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Nov 03, 2013

I went to this, and it was one of the best things I’ve done all term.

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