Middlebury

Marathon Reading of Homer's "Iliad" Oct. 2 - 4

September 24, 2009

Event Calendar Listing

Friday, Oct. 2

3 p.m.
(continues Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to dusk)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Beginning Friday afternoon Oct. 2, at 3 p.m., the Middlebury College Classics Department will sponsor a marathon reading of Homer's "Iliad," in English using the Lattimore translation. The "Iliad" is an epic Greek poem that recounts the siege of Troy and includes memorable allusions to ancient art, heroics of war and enduring literary images. The reading, by both students and faculty, will continue through Oct. 4, beginning at 9 a.m. each morning on Saturday and Sunday until dusk each evening. 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.