Stanley Lombardo Brings ‘Illiad' To UH Sept. 22

It's an ancient epic, but Homer's "Iliad" continues to resonate with passion and energy thanks to Stanley Lombardo's timeless and uniquely American translation.

Lombardo's interpretation of the great poem has become a staple in university classrooms and retains its intended conversational tone. Houstonians soon will experience this contemporary yet classic translation when Lombardo reads Homer's "Iliad" at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22 at the University of Houston's Moores Opera House.

Lombardo, University of Kansas professor of classics, designs his translations to be read orally much like they were composed in ancient Greek. Using conversational English, his version of this Homer's epic is now considered an American literary institution.

The "Iliad" focuses on the Trojan War and the many valiant heroes and mythological gods involved with its outcome.

This event is free and open to the public. It is produced by The Honors College and supported by the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston.

For additional details on this event, visit The Honors College Web site at or call 713-743-3714.


WHAT: Stanley Lombardo reads Homer's "Iliad."
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22
WHERE: UH Moores Opera House - Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard
WHO: The Honors College at the University of Houston