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Our November Meeting of NHM Virtual Book Club is This Thursday!
Join us this Thursday, 11/19 at NHM Virtual Book Club,
facilitated by our Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & our
Manager of Special Events Cairo Dye.

Our November Book Club Selection is
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.
Our upcoming Book Club selections:
November 19th – The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson
December 17th – Calypso by David Sedaris

NHM Virtual Book Club is free to join and is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST on Zoom 

Email any questions about NHM Virtual Book Club to cdye@hellenicmuseum.org

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