Shaping the Iliad: Problems of paragraphing from the Venetus A to present day

Starts:
1:00 pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014
Ends:
5:30 pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location:
CAS Room B36 (725 Commonwealth Avenue)
The Boston University Classics Department is proud to announce a research symposium in which speakers will examine the editorial decisions that shape Homeric epic. We welcome two guest speakers, Professors Neel Smith (College of the Holy Cross) and Michael Haslam (University of California, Los Angeles), as well as six BU undergraduates who will speak to this unprecedented topic of Homeric scholarship. A team of classics undergraduates working under Professor Stephen Scully will analyze paragraphing decisions that various editors and translators of the Iliad have made from the 10th century to the present, including the Venetus A manuscript, Chalcondyles' editio princeps, and Spondanus, as well as the English translations of George Chapman, Alexander Pope, Richmond Lattimore, Martin West, and Stanley Lombardo.