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Classics authority to present Klemmer Lecture at Washburn University

 "Homer’s Light: The Odyssey and its Sequels” will be presented by Stanley Lombardo, at the 2013 Herbert and Jo Ann Klemmer Lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 in room 100, Henderson Learning Resources Center, Washburn University. No admission is charged and the public is invited to attend.

In 1976, Lombardo joined the faculty at the University of Kansas, where he currently serves as professor of classics, teaching Greek and Latin at all levels and general courses on Greek literature and culture.

He is best known for his translations of Greek poetry, in which he uses a more vernacular style, emphasizing conversational English rather than the formal tone of some older American English translations of classical verse.

Lombardo has a bachelor of arts degree from Loyola University, a master of arts degree from Tulane University and a doctorate from the University in Texas. He is the recipient of the Byron Caldwell Book Award. 

The Klemmer Lecture is made possible by an endowment established for the Washburn University English department by Topekan Jo Ann Klemmer in memory of her husband, Herbert, who served many years as a psychiatrist at Menninger.   Mrs. Klemmer earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Washburn in 1953.

For information, call 785-670-1915.


Dena Anson, (785) 670-1711