Achilles helps bind the wounds of another soldier. The Illiad by Homer will be read over a series of Saturdays from November 3 at 5-6:30 p.m. through January at the Frazier Park Library.
Right here in Frazier Park
Have you ever wondered about the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks?
Where did the swashbuckling traditions of Western literature come from?
Have you always wanted to know more about Homer’s classic tales?
An exciting opportunity is being offered at the new Frazier Park Library. Friends of the Library is sponsoring a multi-week reading of Homer’s famous epic The Iliad.
The program will be performed every Saturday 5-6:30 p.m. beginning November 3.
Local actors and students will read the roles of the Greek heroes (including Achilles, Agamemnon and Odysseus) as well as the Trojan royalty (Priam, Hector and Paris) and a host of additional famous characters, such as Helen of Troy and the Olympian gods: Zeus, Hera, Athena and many more.
The event was initiated by Anna Krajewska Wieczorek, Ph.D., professor of theatre.
Katherine C. King, Ph.D., professor of classics at UCLA, will be featured as a community reader, narrating in Homer’s voice.
All are invited to attend. Readers still needed. Call Bethel (245-1882) or Anna (245-1976) for more information.
—Submitted by Anna
This is part of the November 02, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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