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Odyssey LIVE!

On March 19, 2009, the Program in Classical Studies sponsored a reading of Homer's "Odyssey", complete and unabridged.  It started at 8:00 a.m. and finished at 10:30 p.m.  Performers included students and faculty from across the University.

A student committee, under the mentorship of Dr. John Given, planned and ran the event.  Its members were Samantha Canada, Sara Davis, Chelsea deMonch, James Duffy and Amanda Stevens.  The artworks used in advertisements were original drawings by Amanda Stevens.


Chelsie Weidele read Book VII, in which Odysseus finds refuge with King Alcinous
Chelsie Weidele
James Duffy's adventures included Odysseus's visits to the Laestrygonians and to the island of Circe in Book X
James Duffy
Oliver Smith summoned the spirit of Tiresias in Book XI. He later performed Book XXII also.
Oliver Smith
Patrick Mitchell blinded the Cyclops when he performed Book IX of the "Odyssey"
Patrick Mitchell
Joshua McManaway told the tale of Ares' seduction of Aphrodite in Book VIII. He later concluded Odyssey LIVE! by performing Book XXIV.
Joshua McManaway
Megan Perry sang the seductive song of the Sirens when she performed Book XII
Megan Perry

Photographs by John Given, Jennifer Valko
and Tricia Wilson-Okamura.  Used by permission.


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