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|Born||Emily Rose Caroline Wilson
1971 (age 45–46)
Oxford, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Scholar, professor, writer, translator|
Emily Rose Caroline Wilson (born 1971) is a British classicist and Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of A. N. Wilson and Katherine Duncan-Jones, and the sister of the food writer Bee Wilson.
A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford in 1992 (BA in Literae Humaniores, Classical Literature and Philosophy), she undertook her MPhil in English Renaissance Literature (1994) at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and her Doctorate (2001) in Classical and Comparative Literature at Yale University. In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship (Rome Prize).
Wilson is a book reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, and The New Republic. She is the classics editor for the Norton Anthologies of World Literature and Western Literature.
- The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca, Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0199926640.
- Six Tragedies, Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0192807069.
- The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint, Harvard University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-674-02683-4.
- Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-8018-7964-7.
Articles and reviews
- The Secret of Rome’s Success, review of SPQR by Mary Beard, The Atlantic, December 2015.
- Seneca, the fat-cat philosopher, review, The Guardian, March 27, 2015.
- In Plain Sight: The life and lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies, review, The Times Literary Supplement, November 21, 2014.
- “Slut-Shaming Helen of Troy”, review of Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation by Ruby Blondell, The New Republic, April 26, 2014.
- Across the Pond – An Englishman’s view of America by Terry Eagleton, review, The Times Literary Supplement, August 30, 2013.
- Homer's Iliad. Translated by Anthony Verity, review, Translation and Literature volume 22, issue 2; 2013.
- The Dramaturgy of Senecan Tragedy by Thomas Kohn, review, Classical Journal, September 7, 2013.
- “The Trouble With Speeches: The Birth of Political Rhetoric in an Ancient Democracy”, review of Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece by Ian Worthington, The New Republic, April 27, 2013.
- “The Origins of Foreigners”, review of Rethinking the Other in Antiquity By Erich S. Gruen, The New Republic, August 24, 2012.
- Nikos G. Charalabopoulos, Platonic Drama and its Ancient Reception., review, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2012.12.62.
- "Found in Translation: Reading the classics with help from the Loeb Library", slate, August 15, 2006.
Reviews of Wilson's work
- "Seneca: A Life by Emily Wilson", Times Higher Education, Barbara Graziosi, April 30, 2015.
- "Seneca: A Life by Emily Wilson review – temptation and virtue in imperial Rome", The Guardian, Emily Gowers, April 4, 2015.
- "Seneca: A Life review – absorbing account of the philosopher’s life", The Guardian, Christopher Bray, March 15, 2015.
- "Nero to Zero", Literary Review, Tim Whitmarsh, March 2015.
- Emily R. Wilson (trans.), "Seneca. Six Tragedies.", Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Christopher Trinacty, Oberlin College, 2010.
- Emily Wilson, "The Death of Socrates. Profiles in History.", Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Marc Mastrangelo, Dickinson College, 2009.
- "The hemlock and the chatterbox", The Times Literary Supplement, Carolyne Larrington, October 17, 2007.
- Emily R. Wilson, University of Pennsylvania.
- "Wilson, Emily - emilyw | University of Pennsylvania | Department of English". English.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
- Wesley Yang "‘Highbrow Fight Club’", New York Observer, 20 December 2004
- Matthew Reisz "The family business", Times Higher Education, 26 July 2012
- "Beatrice D. Wilson (I18438)", Stanford.edu
- "American Academy of Rome; Fellows - Affiliated Fellows - Residents 1990-2010". Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- "Search TLS Online Archive". Timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-15.
- "Search · LRB". lrb.co.uk. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "The Norton Anthology of Western Literature". wwnorton.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "The Norton Anthology of World Literature". wwnorton.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.