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Classics Club announces annual 'Homerathon'

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Monday, March 17, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The University Classics Club at The University of Texas at Arlington is sponsoring it annual “Homerathon,” beginning with “Invocation to the Muse” at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, on the mall of the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. “The Odyssey” was composed in Greek around 700 B.C., The marathon recitation, mostly in English translation, will continue until 10:30 p.m., or until “child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn” appears, according to one translation. The event is free and open to both the university community and the general public.

Readers/performers are needed, and those wishing to participate may sign up online at http://www.uta.edu/studentorgs/classics/homerathon/. Texts in English translation will be provided, and will be available prior to the event in the office of the Philosophy and Humanities Department, 305 Carlisle Hall. Recitation in Greek and other arcane languages is encouraged.

Contact Dr. Charles Chiasson, director of the Classical Studies Program, at 817-272-3216 or chiasson@uta.edu for more information.

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