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NHM Virtual Book Club – The Odyssey

November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am

Join the National Hellenic Museum Virtual Book Club, facilitated by NHM’s Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & Manager of Special Events Cairo Dye.  Each month the NHM Book Club will choose a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we will gather to discuss the book on Zoom!
On November 19th we will be discussing The Odyssey, a New Translation by Emily Wilson

It is Western civilization’s oldest literary work. Homer’s Odyssey has thrilled, challenged, and entertained for nearly three thousand years.  The thrilling epic of Odysseus’s return to his native Ithaca at the end of the Trojan War has been translated thousands of times into hundreds of languages. Now, for the first time, Homer’s Odyssey has been translated into English by a woman. Written in poetic verse with the same number of lines as Homer’s original poem, Wilson’s Odyssey has been described as “a lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life.”  Join the National Hellenic Museum  Bookclub as we explore not only Homer’s timeless tale, but the art of translation and its very timely concerns.

Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CDT
Our Book Club selections:
November 19th – The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson
December 17th – Calypso by David Sedaris


November 20, 2020
1:00 am - 2:00 am