The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travellers, hospitality and the yearning for home. Classicist Emily Wilson discusses her new translation of The Odyssey – the first English translation by a woman. She talks about her work on the text and reveals how the ancient story is relevant today.
She is in conversation with Sarah LeFanu.
Read reviews of the book and interviews with Wilson in our Emily Wilson blog.
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