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Translator of Euripides Visits Lit House Feb. 24

Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House

February 24, 2015
Noted verse translator and classicist Diane Arnson Svarlien is the next visitor in the College’s series on the work and art of literary translation.

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Verse translator and classicist Diane Arnson Svarlien will give a reading Tuesday, February 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House, 407 Washington Avenue.  The event is part of the series “What’s Found in Translation” and is free and open to the public. 

Arnson Svarlien’s translations of the works of Classical era poets and playwrights including Sappho, Horace, and Ovid have been published in journals and anthologies, and her original verse has appeared in Measure and Mezzo Cammin. Her latest work continues her translations of plays by the Greek dramatist Euripides, with the most recent volume (including Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women) published in 2012 and another (including Ion, Helen, and Orestes) due in 2016, both through Hackett Classics.  

She has also worked for more than a decade as a poetry editor for “The Classical Outlook,” the official journal of The American Classical League. Arnson Svarlien studied at the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D in Classics, M.A. in Greek) and the University of Virginia (B.A. in English and Classics). She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

For more information on upcoming literary events, visit the Literary House web page

– Catalina Righter ’17 

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