Episode 1 – Translating the Past, with Rachel Kitzinger

What is it like to be the person who attempts to give those who don’t know Ancient Greek access to Greek tragedies?

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Rachel Kitzinger taught Classics at Vassar College and has published translations of Euripides’ Medea, Hippolytus, and Alcestis and Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. She is also the author of A Dance of Words: The Choruses of Sophokles’ Antigone and Philoktetes.

Episode Music:
Chopin, Andantino “Spring”, B. 117. Performed by Aya Higuchi.
Beethoven, Piano Sonata #15 “Pastoral”, op.28. Andante. Performed by Karine Gilanyan.