Emily Wilson

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Department of Classical Studies
  • Associate Professor of Classics

Emily Wilson, who has degrees from Oxford and Yale, is interested in the reception and translation of classical literature and philosophy.  Her first book was Mocked with Death: Tragic overliving from Sophocles to Milton (Johns Hopkins 2004).  Her second was The Death of Socrates: Hero, villain, chatterbox, saint (Harvard UP/ Profile Books, 2007).  She has a forthcoming study of the life and work of Seneca (Penguin/ OUP, 2014).  She has also published a translation, Six Tragedies of Seneca (Oxford World’s Classics 2010), and is working on more translations — some Euripides plays, and the Odyssey.  She is the classics editor for the Norton Anthologies of World and Western Literature.  She is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.