Sabbatical Lecture: Dr. Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael, “Lost in Translation: Finding the Words for Roman Letters” [Wednesday, Sept. 25: 3:00 PM, Randolph Hall 301A]

“Lost in Translation: Finding the Words for Roman Letters

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Dr. Zeiner-Carmichael’s talk will focus on her latest book project, Roman Letters: An Anthology, a collection of original translations of letters dating from the 1st c. BCE – 2nd c. CE. She will address the challenges associated with producing contemporary, accessible translations for texts involving a broad range of epistolary type and originating from diverse cultural contexts. Additionally, Dr. Zeiner-Carmichael will consider Roman translation theory as a point of comparison in prioritizing liberal over literal (verbum pro verbo) translation practices.