Carolyn Higbie interview

An interview with Carolyn Higbie, author of Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons

Carolyn, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about your book. Before we turn to Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons, I’d like to ask about your background. You studied at Princeton and at Oxford, and spent some of your school years in Britain as well as in the … Read moreAn interview with Carolyn Higbie, author of Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons

An interview with Rachel Kousser, author of The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture: Interaction, Transformation, and Destruction

Rachel, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book, The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture: Interaction, Transformation, and Destruction. The ‘afterlives’ in the title of your book are mainly the things that were done to statues to harm or desecrate them, but you give us a wonderful picture of what statues … Read moreAn interview with Rachel Kousser, author of The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture: Interaction, Transformation, and Destruction

Emily Wilson interview

An interview with Emily Wilson, translator of Homer’s Odyssey – Part 2

Part 2 of the interview. Read Part 1 here.   You are – famously by now – the first woman to translate the Odyssey into English. Your reviewers have tended to focus on that, either to praise your reading of the Odyssey which ‘exposes centuries of masculinist readings of the poem’, or to single out … Read moreAn interview with Emily Wilson, translator of Homer’s Odyssey – Part 2

Emily Wilson interview

An interview with Emily Wilson, translator of Homer’s Odyssey – Part 1

Emily, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book. What prompted you to tackle a work that has been translated so many times before? Was it your love of the Odyssey, the challenge, a desire to convey Homer’s message using a different voice, or a desire to remedy shortcomings in … Read moreAn interview with Emily Wilson, translator of Homer’s Odyssey – Part 1

An interview with Bettany Hughes, author of Istanbul: a Tale of Three Cities

Bettany, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us about your book, Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities. What drove you to write about the city? Byzantion, Constantinople, Istanbul: why has the city always been such an important place? How did you go about researching it, and who is your book for? … Read moreAn interview with Bettany Hughes, author of Istanbul: a Tale of Three Cities