1. Exquisite Tweets from @amylbernstein, @EmilyRCWilson

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    The National Endowment for the Humanities @NEHgov did a marvelous job highlighting the Maryland Odyssey Project! Thanks for the gift that keeps on giving @EmilyRCWilson! neh.gov/article/new-od…

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    Amy L. Bernstein

  2. Any Bernstein initiated this wonderful project for Baltimore MD high school students to read the Odyssey. It was an honor to meet her and the students last year.

    Amy L. Bernstein @NEHgov did a marvelous job highlighting the Maryland Odyssey Project! Thanks for the gift that keeps on giving @EmilyRCWilson! neh.gov/article/new-od…

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    Dr Emily Wilson

    Small factual thing: there is nothing original in my choice not to use English dactylic hexameters: hardly anyone except Rodney Merrill has tried that. Most modern translations are prose (eg Rory) or free verse (eg Lattimore, Lombardi, Fagles). Mine is not.

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    Dr Emily Wilson

    I would not have taken on the Odyssey translation at all, if most current Anglophone readers had already been reading Homer in any kind of meter.

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    Dr Emily Wilson