Emily Wilson is a professor in the Department of Classical Studies and chair of the program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, she was named a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship, and in 2019 she was named a MacArthur Fellow. Her books include Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton (Johns Hopkins, 2005), The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (Harvard, 2007), and The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca (Oxford UP, 2014). She is the Classics editor of the revised Norton Anthology of World Literature. Her verse translations include Six Tragedies of Seneca (Oxford), four translations of plays by Euripides in The Greek Plays - Modern Library Classics (2016), The Odyssey (2017), and Oedipus Tyrannos (forthcoming, Norton). She is working on a new translation of The Iliad.