Shy and accomplished in school, she comes from a long line of academics.
Her works include The Death of Socrates and Six Tragedies of Seneca.
She was interested in the ways and methods that Socrates used to educate people and his death as an image. Her interest in Seneca stemmed from the fact that, “he’s so precise in articulating what it means to have a very, very clear vision of the good life and to be completely unable to follow through on living the good life.”
In 2017, Emily Wilson, British classicist and professor, became the first woman to publish a translation of Homer’s Odyssey, the second oldest extant work of Western literature into English.
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