Madeline Miller - October 28th

The Department of Classical Studies invites all to a discussion with author, Madeline Miller. Her two best-selling novels offer familiar stories through new perspectives, putting the reader into an intimate dialogue with famous figures from Greek mythology.

In The Song of Achilles, she explored the prideful hero of the Trojan War and his grief for his companion Patroclus, inspired by Homer and later Greek authors who recognized the warriors' romantic relationship. Her second book put the focus on the “witch” who plays a pivotal role in the Odyssey and draws together numerous ancient traditions to tell the full story of the goddess Circe.

Miller will discuss how she transformed these Greco-Roman personas into characters that feel relevant to contemporary readers. She will tell how her own training in classical languages and literature informs her adaptations, and reflect on the enduring significance of mythic narratives.


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