A Way with Words

On May 22, 2017, author and journalist, Dr. Caroline Alexander, gave a lecture on “A Way with Words: On Translating Homer’s Iliad.”  She studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and holds a doctoral degree in Classics from Columbia. Her 2015 translation of Homer’s Iliad has received high praise as “unembellished, faithful to the Greek, and uniquely accessible.”

She has published extensively and widely, including the best selling The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition (1998) and The War that Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War (2009).

Sponsored by the Classical and Medieval Studies Program with the support of the Costas and Mary Maliotis Foundation.