Welcome to Special Collections
The Special Collections Research Center is home to the University of Chicago Library's rare books, archives, and manuscript collections. Special Collections is a vibrant, interactive place to conduct research, engage in classes using original sources, and view changing exhibitions.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
January 13, 2014 - March 15, 2014
For nearly 3,000 years, the Homeric epics have been among the best-known and universally studied texts of Western civilization. Homer in Print illustrates what we can learn when we look beyond the stories to ask what sources went into shaping this particular edition or how the multitude of English translations differ from each other. By addressing such questions the exhibition illustrates the transmission of Homer's texts in the context of printing, publishing, and translation history.