These things always seem to happen this time of year ... the incipit from a 'what's happening' sort of thing in Colgate University News:

Need something to do for 24 hours? Well, you’re in luck, because the Austin-Murray Classics Fund and the Western Traditions freshman seminar classes are presenting an all-day, all-night reading of all 24 books of Homer’s Iliad.

Various readers will participate in the “Iliathon,” which begins at 4 p.m. Friday and ends at the same time Saturday.