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Global Reading of the Odyssey

Poster for mass Odyssey reading event
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:45am
Faculty of Classics, 66 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU
Outreach Room


Professor Oliver Taplin (University of Oxford), Arabella Currie, and the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University invite you to participate in the biggest mass reading of the Odyssey, on Friday 24 March. This event will see groups from over 20 countries from across the world perform original translations of the Odyssey, in over 40 languages, all at the same time. The readings will be recorded, collated and broadcast by the European Festival of Latin and Greek, based in France.

As our contribution to this exciting venture, we have been working on a sequence of 17 original, collaborative translations of Book 5, and these will be recited at a public reading on 24th March at 9am. It would be great to have as large an audience as possible as we connect and synchronise with other groups across Europe and the world.

The reading will be held in the Outreach Room in the Classics Faculty; entry is free and all are welcome. Please arrive by 8.55 in time for a prompt 9am start (so that we can stay in sync with the other groups). Tea and coffee will be available after the reading.

More information on the Festival, including a map of the various contributors, is available here

Please email with any questions or comments.

We look forward very much to seeing you there.

Contact name: 
Arabella Currie
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