Beginning Friday evening, October 12, from 4-6 p.m., the Middlebury College Classics Department will sponsor a marathon reading of Homer’s “Odyssey” in English. The “Odyssey” is an epic Greek poem that recounts the travels of Odysseus as he makes his way home after the Trojan War. The reading, by both students and faculty, will continue through October 14, beginning at 10 a.m. each morning on Saturday and Sunday and continuing until 5 p.m. each evening.
This is the third annual marathon reading hosted by the classics department, highlighting a different text each year. Refreshments, including the Greek pastry baklava from Sama’s Café in the Middlebury Market, will be served. The reading will be held on the steps of the Middlebury College Library and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Trish Dougherty, academic coordinator of the Middlebury College Classics Department, at pdougher AT middlebury.edu or 802.443.5013.
Thought just popped into my head: why don't folks ever do marathon readings of Herodotus? It wasn't just the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid triad which were designed to be read aloud ...