Professional translator Dr. Diane Arson Svarlien visited Trinity’s campus on October 22 2018 to deliver the annual Moore lecture for the promotion of Greek. Her lecture was entitled “Made of Words: Euripides’ Helen and the Art of Verse Translation”, and in it she talked to a large audience of students and faculty about the opportunities and challenges of rendering Euripides’ poetry into English verse for her Hackett-published translation of the Helen, Ion, and Orestes.

She also visited Greek 102 to discuss the different ways of translating the Greek of Euripides into English, and she offered the “Try Greek!” workshop that introduced first-year students to the joys of ancient Greek. Thank you, Dr. Arnson Svarlien!

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