Episode 9 – The Ideal Life, with Emily Wilson

What if we’ve been doing it all wrong when we look to antiquity for inspiration?  A conversation with Emily Wilson, Translator and Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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To learn more about the childhood performance of the Odyssey that Dr. Wilson describes at the beginning of this episode, and its relationship to her translation of the Odyssey, please see her article on the topic in The Paris Review.

Wilson’s interview with The Daily Stoic can be found here.

Many more reviews, interviews, and reflections on Wilson’s Odyssey are collected here.

Translations by Emily Wilson:

Homer’s Odyssey (2017)

Euripides’ Bacchae, Helen, Electra, and Trojan Women (2016)

Seneca’s Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes (2010)

Monographs by Emily Wilson:

The Greatest Empire: A life of Seneca (2014)

The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (2007)

Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton (2004)

Episode Music:

Audionautix: “Namaste
Blue Dot Sessions: “Gambrel
Pictures of the Floating World: “Breakthrough”, “Silence”, “Waking Up to the Sun
Chad Crouch: “The Gloaming
Francis Preve: “Boards