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NHM, UIC Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies Co-Host Homerathon

CHICAGO – The National Hellenic Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies are co-hosting Homerathon: A Reading of Homer’s Odyssey on Friday, April 21 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday, April 22 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the National Hellenic Museum located at 333 S Halsted Street in Chicago.

Everyone is invited to join us as a reader or as a guest viewer as the ancient tale of Odysseus’ journey home from war, a story filled with twists and turns, fateful discoveries, and shocking defeats, is read. This greatest of adventure stories prompts the question: What is your next adventure?

A terracotta plaque from Milos, ca. 460-450 BC, shows Odysseus, at right, returning to Penelope, as his father Laertes, his son Telemachos, and the swineherd Eumaios look on. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Public domain

Each reader will be assigned a specific passage that is approximately three minutes long. Participants may sign up for one passage or many. If being a reader isn’t for you, consider participating as an audience member. Bring your friends and stay for as long as you like at this engaging live event.

Sign up online: https://bit.ly/3Shje3X.

Parking information and further instructions will be emailed closer to the event.

For further questions email: [email protected]


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