Monday, March 5, 2018

Ethics in Homer’s “Odyssey” Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part One) (Podcast link)

New Partially Examined Life podcast on ethics in Homer's "Odyssey."

Episode 185: Ethics in Homer's "Odyssey" Feat. Translator Emily Wilson (Part One)
// The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

On the classic Greek epic poem, written ca. 750 BC and translated by our guest Emily Wilson in 2018. Does this story of "heroes" have anything to teach us about ethics? Wilson wrote an 80-page introduction to her new translation laying out the issues, including "hospitality" as a political tool, the value for status and identity of one's home (including your family and slaves), and the tension between strangeness and familiarity. Can time and change really be undone? Don't wait for part 2! Get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition now.