comments on how translators such as George Chapman (1615), Alexander Pope (1725), T.E. Lawrence (1932), Robert Fitzgerald (1961), Richmond Lattimore (1965), Robert Fagles (1996), Stanley Lombardo (2000), and Stephen Mitchell (2013) have interpreted different words, phrases, and concepts from the original Greek into English.
The quote is from the page at her site that gathers the various tweets on each passage and her comments. If you have any interest in The Odyssey, these threads are essential reading. As Dan Chiasson put it in his article at The New Yorker, Wilson is "The Classics Scholar Redefining What Twitter Can Do."
There are many articles mentioned at Wilson's home page, but I want to link to a few I found helpful.
- Ben Shields' article at Book forum, Minds of the Immortals: Emily Wilson on translating "The Odyssey," is a great overview of Wilson and the book.
- Amy Brady's article How Emily Wilson Translated ‘The Odyssey’ in the Chicago Review of Books includes an interview of Wilson, including a section on why she felt another translation was needed.
- Gregory Hays book review at The New York Times
- BBC Radio3 had a program titled Landmark: The Odyssey, where Wilson joins Amit Chaudhuri, Karen McCarthy Woolf, and Daniel Mendelsohn in discussing the poem.
- Wilson's department has listed online recognitions of her translation