Middlebury

Marathon Reading of Vergil's Aeneid

September 27, 2006

Event Listing


Friday, Oct. 6

5-7 p.m.
(continues Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Beginning Friday evening, Oct. 6, from 5-7 p.m., the Middlebury College Classics Department will sponsor a marathon reading of Vergil's "Aeneid," in English. The "Aeneid" is a Latin epic about the destruction of one civilization and the founding of another. The tale recounts the wanderings of the hero Aeneas from the ruins of Troy to the shores of Italy, and describes with moving detail the wars he must fight in order to establish a line of leaders that will eventually lead to the Roman Caesars.

The reading by both students and faculty will continue on Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This is the 2nd annual marathon reading hosted by the classics department, highlighting a different text each year. The reading will be held on the steps of the Middlebury College Library and is open and free to the public.

For more information, contact Trish Dougherty, academic coordinator of the Middlebury College Classics Department, at pdougher@middlebury.edu or 802.443.5013.