Stanley Lombardo

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Stanley Lombardo is an American professor of Classics at the University of Kansas. He is best known for his translations of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid. The style of his translations is a more vernacular one emphasizing conversational English rather than the Ivy League tone of some older American English translations of classical verse. Lombardo designs his translations to be performed orally, as they were in ancient Greece.

Stanley Lombardo and his wife, Judy Roitman, co-founded the Kansas Zen Center in 1978. This organization is affiliated with the Kwan Um School of Zen founded by Zen Master Seung Sahn. Lombardo received Inka (the authority to teach) to become a Dharma Master in 1992. He received transmission in 1998 and gained the Buddhist name Zen Master Hae Kwang.


Stanley Lombardo

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