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Anne Carson, Robert Currie, & Stanley Lombardo

Antigonick: A Reading
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Fri., Feb. 14, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Co-sponsored by Classics, the Honors Program, CLAS, English, Humanities & Western Civ, Spanish & Portuguese, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, EGARC, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Hall Center
Location: Spencer Museum of Art

In honor of Professor Lombardo's retirement

Anne Carson, one of the foremost poets of our time, has boldly translated and adapted Sophocles' Antigone for stage and ear. Antigonick translates the Greek classic not only into English, but also, more specifically, into Carson's distinctive voice. This event celebrates the art of literary translation with a reading featuring Carson, her collaborator Robert Currie, and KU Professor of Classics Stanley Lombardo, for whose retirement this event is in honor.

 

Lombardo joined the faculty at KU in 1976, where he served as department chair for fifteen years and teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as general courses on Greek literature and culture. He was awarded a Kemper Teaching Fellowship by the university and a Mortar Board Teaching Award. Professor Lombardo's publications are primarily literary translations of Greek poetry, including Homer's Iliad (1997), Homer's Odyssey (2000), and translations of Plato, Hesiod, Callimachus, Sappho (a finalist for the 2003 Pen Literary Award for translation), Virgil's Aeneid (a finalist for the 2005 Pen Literary Award for translation), Dante's Inferno (2009), and Ovid's Metamorphoses (2010).

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