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Emily Wilson

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Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson is an associate professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (Harvard).


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Bettany Hughes's biography of Socrates is a book that Socrates himself, on a mean day, would have torn to shreds.

Anne Carson's An Oresteia offers a dark vision of violent grace.

A new translation of Sophocles' Ajax derives chilling power from its infidelity to the original text.