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November 10, 2018

Presentation of Reprint Edition "O. O. Potebnya. Excerpts from the Translation of the Odyssey"


Karazin University is pleased to invite everyone interested to attend a presentation of the reprint edition “O. O. Potebnya. Excerpts from the Translation of the Odyssey” to be held within the closing of the ХVIII season of the festival “Days of Greek Culture”.

Oleksandr Potebnya, an outstanding Ukrainian philologist, founder of the Kharkiv linguistic school, teacher, public figure, professor of Kharkiv University, began working on the first translation of Homer’s "Odyssey" in Ukrainian at the end of his life. This was not only a practical implementation of his idea of great artistic resources of any language, but also the first attempt in Ukrainian literature to present the Ukrainian “Odyssey” to readers.

He carefully approached this work: he read Homer's poem in the original language, studied the translations into Slavic languages, collections of folk songs, works of Ukrainian authors, made about 2,500 notes — separate words, epithets, expressions, sometimes accompanied by his own annotations. Unfortunately, this work of the scholar remained unfinished, but his students prepared the manuscript of the translation for publication and in 1905 it was first published.

The academic analysis of Oleksandr Potebnya’s work was made by the translator of many ancient works, Professor of the Department of History of Foreign Literature and Classical Philology of Kharkiv University F. Lutska (1921-2011). She taught Ancient Greek and Latin for many years. Thanks to her efforts, in 1994, the Classical Department was renewed at the University, and her students currently work at the School of Philology, continuing the traditions of the Kharkiv linguistic school.

Beginning: at 13:00, on November 10, 2018

Venue: University Central Scientific Library, reading room 1, 8th floor, University Main Building, 4 Svobody Sq

Admissions is free.

Translation by Veronika Vetukhova

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