The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. Emily Wilson's new translation — an international bestseller — captivates readers from the opening sentence: “Tell me about a complicated man.” Beginning this fall, students in four Maryland high schools will create new theater work, artwork, and history projects using this new, accessible translation of the Odyssey. Join us to celebrate this marvelous book as students discover it all over again! If you love literature, the humanities--and Greek mythology--you won't want to miss this special opportunity to join Emily Wilson and a local panel of experts as they explore this great work. Plenty of time for Q&A. And Greek food too!
Brought To You By:Enoch Pratt Free Library
Friday, October 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM