Translating Homer

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Exhibit Summary

The Iliad of Homer

This is an online version of the exhibit “Translating Homer: from Papyri to Alexander Pope,” which was on display at U-M’s Hatcher Graduate Library from August 9-October 7, 2012.  Based on holdings from the Papyrology Collection and the Special Collections Library, the exhibit  includes a selection of papyri and early printed books illustrating how the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems originally composed in the oral tradition, were first written down, edited, and eventually translated into the main European languages. The original exhibit was part of the LSA Fall 2012 Translation theme semester. 

Curated by Pablo Alvarez, Outreach Librarian & Curator, Special Collections Library