Ep: 40b It's Epic: A Bonus B-Side with Dr. Stanley Lombardo
Dr. Stanley Lombardo is a classicist, professor at the University of Kansas, and translator of the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, and other great texts. You can read an interview with him here. Listen at least as long as it takes to hear him recite poetry in the original Greek. Learn what it means to do a loyal translation. Learn how Lombardo's interest in Zen Buddhism helped him with his approach to translation. This is one interview you won't want to miss. Consider listening to ViW40wc for background on theIliad with Dr. C.J. Armstrong. By the way, if you tried to read the Homeric epics and didn't enjoy them the first time through, consider trying Lombardo's translations.