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Translation and the sound of Greek poetry

Orpheus and Thracians (detail), red-figure krater, Berlin, Antikensammlung, inv. 3172

Panel Discussion – Committee for Society, Arts & Letters

Translation and the sound of Greek poetry

The first of two panel discussions exploring how the sounds of Greek poetry influence their modern translation into both words and music.

Chair: Dr Pavlos Avlamis

Speakers: Prof Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge), A. E. Stallings (Oxford), Dr Karen Emmerich (Princeton)

This panel will focus on how translation grapples with sound in Greek literature, including the varieties and forms of poetic rhythm, the phonology and morphology of language in its various registers and idioms, as well as how sound is thematised within the texts themselves. The panelists will discuss aspects of the topic as it relates to various periods of Greek literature: Regius Professor of Greek Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge) on Greek poetry of the Roman empire; Oxford Professor of Poetry Alicia Stallings on her own practice as a translator of Greek poetry; and Professor Karen Emmerich (Princeton) on Modern Greek poetry.


Online only, 7pm (Greece) / 5pm (UK)

Please register here to attend online via Zoom Webinar.

Panel Discussion
When: 17 January @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm GMT
Where: Online only – –