"Tell me, Muse, of that resourceful man who trekked / far and wide . . .” The Odyssey of Homer: A Southern African Translation

"Tell me, Muse, of that resourceful man who trekked / far and wide . . .” The Odyssey of Homer: A Southern African Translation
Date
27 June 2018, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Richard Whitaker reads from and discusses his new translation of the Odyssey.

Richard Whitaker studied Greek and Latin at the Universities of the Witwatersrand (B.A.), Oxford (M.A.) and St Andrews (PhD). He is now Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Cape Town. He has published on Roman love poetry, oral poetry, and the influence of the Classics on twentieth-century literature, and has translated books from Latin and French. He has also published travel books on South Africa with AA Travel (UK) and National Geographic, and is currently a Contributing Editor of the poetry magazine Stanzas. His translation of the Odyssey (2017) follows his The Iliad of Homer: Southern African Translation (2012).

Jointly organized with UCL Dept. of Greek and Latin

Contact

Valerie James
valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8716