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Classical Performances at East Carolina

While the Classical Studies Program prides itself on our rigorous language and literature instruction in the classroom, where students read ancient authors in their original Greek and Latin, to confine these texts to the enclosed classroom is to fall short in our understanding of them. The Classics Performance Series aims to bring ancient literature to life to further our understanding of the texts and the cultures that produced them. Each performance is a collaboration between faculty and students who study the literature intensely as they prepare to perform it publicly.

We invite you browse our performance archives and learn about the work we have been doing. Just click on each image below. And, please, come to our next show!

Oedipus poster

Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles
“Murder Your Father. Marry Your Mother. Find Yourself.”
April 5–7, 2013



A Thousand Kisses

World Premiere of a New Radio Play
about the Life and Loves of Gaius Valerius Catullus
by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frederic Raphael
April 11, 2011



The Brothers Menaechmus

An Ancient Roman Comedy
by Titus Maccius Plautus
January 28–30, 2011


Lysistrata Promo


An Ancient Athenian Comedy
by Aristophanes
March 26–28, 2010


Yannis Ritsos

The Yannis Ritsos Festival

A Two-Day Festival
honoring the Twentieth-Century Greek Poet
featuring performances of his dramatic monologues
and a lecture by Dr. Peter Green
April 6–7, 2009


OdysseyLive Promo

Odyssey Live!

A Fifteen-Hour Dramatic Reading
of Homer's epic poem
March 19, 2009
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