Forma #7: Emily Wilson on Translating the Odyssey
Welcome to FORMA, a new podcast featuring conversations with authors, teachers, creators, and community leaders who are carefully contemplating the nature and practice of classical education.
In episode 7, David chats with Emily Wilson, translator of a brand new and much-lauded edition of the Odyssey. Dr. Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer's epic, is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Conversation touches on her childhood love of the poem, the myriad challenges of translation, and tips for teaching Homer.