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Pratt Page-Turners Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Emily Wilson's translation of Homer's Iliad. This program has a hybrid format. Participate either in person or on Zoom.

Reserve the print book.
Reserve the eBook on OverDrive.
Request the print book through interlibrary loan when all Pratt copies are checked out.

To receive help obtaining the book or to learn about passages we may discuss, please email

"The Iliad roars with the clamor of arms, the bellowing boasts of victors, the fury and grief of loss, and the anguished cries of dying men. It sings, too, of the sublime magnitude of the world ― the fierce beauty of nature and the gods’ grand schemes beyond the ken of mortals. In Wilson’s hands, this thrilling, magical, and often horrifying tale now gallops at a pace befitting its legendary battle scenes, in crisp but resonant language that evokes the poem’s deep pathos and reveals palpably real, even 'complicated,' characters ― both human and divine.

"The culmination of a decade of intense engagement with antiquity’s most surpassingly beautiful and emotionally complex poetry, Wilson’s Iliad now gives us a complete Homer for our generation."

― publisher description

Free parking vouchers will be available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) while supplies last. Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 

Saturday, April 20 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Central Library, Poe Reading Room
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Book Discussions, Poetry, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Book Discussion

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

Digital Signage


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