George Economou: Tombeau

Plutarch would probably be titillated to find two close coevals, one hailing from the Greek community of Romania the other from the Greek community of Montana, first meeting at a medieval conference in the U.S. Midwest then, both, eventually, teaching in the English departments of Iowa and Oklahoma respectively, both enamored of the poetry and cultures of the European Middle Ages, and both translating, furiously, world without end. For the last twenty years their weekly hour-long telephone conversations should have been recorded: The poetics of Piers the Plowman, Englishing the Troubadours, riffs on themes by Cavalcanti, and the printing of Solomos’ “Woman of Zante” being the order of the day. Plutarch would be amused.

Stavros Deligiorgis