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What’s Found in Translation: An Evening with Diane Arnson Svarlien

Date: 4:30pm EST February 24, 2015

Sponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House.


Diane Arnson Svarlien is a verse translator and classicist living in Lexington, Kentucky. Her translations of poems by Sappho, Semonides, Theocritus, Catullus, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid have appeared in various journals, including Arion and Agni, and anthologies, including The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (Norton, 2010) and Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (Garland Publishing, 1995). Her original verse has appeared in Measure and Mezzo Cammin. She has published two collections of translations of the plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus (2007), and Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women (2012), both from Hackett Publishing. Her next collection, also with Hackett, will be Ion, Helen, Orestes. Arnson Svarlien studied at the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D in Classics, MA in Greek) and the University of Virginia (BA in English and Classics). She was awarded a Literature Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010-11.