THE ILIAD Marathon Reading
In celebration of the special exhibition THE BODY BEAUTIFUL IN ANCIENT GREECE the Portland Art Museum and The Readers of Homer warmly invite you to take part in the marathon reading of THE ILIAD which will take place on December 2nd from 10am to 8pm at The Portland Art Museum.
The words of the poet Homer were originally spoken aloud to rapt audiences who sat spellbound by tales of kings and heroes, battles and sorrow. Relive the experience of this oral tradition by participating in a daylong marathon reading of THE ILIAD. 400 readers of all ages and backgrounds will gather to read and sing Homer's great epic, one after the other, in the languages of the world. Everyone is invited to participate in this unique opportunity to bring alive the thrilling tale of the Trojan War and to enjoy the experience of reading poetry aloud.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no special training required. Space is available for non-readers too. The event will be enhanced with on-stage projection of the text in English and related images from the Portland Museum's archive and a homeric feast.
This program is presented in association with the Readers of Homer, a non-profit organization that stages public readings of Homer's epics around the world.
Major support provided by the Hellenic Studies Program at Portland State University. Additional support provided by the University of Portland, Reed College, Willamette University, Portland Community College, Lewis and Clark College, Literary Arts and EllinikoTheatro.
HOW TO REGISTER IN 3 EASY STEPS
In order to be part of this unique cultural endeavour, please follow the instructions below:
STEP 1: Choose ONE ticket type and ONE time slot from the list below and click on the
STEP 2: Fill up the registration form and click on the complete registration button
or the Pay Now button.
STEP 3: Check your inbox. You will have now received an electronic ticket for the event.
Detailed instructions and specific passages of the Iliad will be sent to all readers by November 25th.