Tag Archives: Dani Restack

hactenus annorum, comites, elementa meorum et memini et meminisse iuvat: scit cetera mater. That is all I remember, friends, of the training I had when I was young, and I take joy in the memories. My mother knows the rest. These lines are the last of what remains of Statius’ Achilleid, the poem about the […]

Today, to commemorate Classicist Emily Watson as the first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into English, I want to take us back to the first English translation of a Greek play, which was also by a woman, Jane Lumley, way back in 1557. Harold Child in his 1909 edition of Lumley’s translation remarks on how […]

After our introductory meeting last week, this morning my OSU colleague and friend, artist Dani Restack (Leventhal) and I will be meeting with a group of current and ex-OSU MFA students and Classics Grad students to talk about myth and motherhood. This informal discussion series, which we have called Myth Mother Invention will explore the […]