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Cerutti to Hold Book Signing

In his new book, When Greek Goats Sing Sad Songs (Independent Press, 2006), Steve Cerutti offers an easy-reading guide to Greek tragedy.

Cerutti, East Carolina University classics professor, will hold a book signing will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

The book focuses on the work of the Greek dramatists of the fifth century, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.“This book was inspired by one simple, albeit ambitious goal: to make the surviving works of the ancient dramatists accessible to everyone who has an interest in great literature,” Cerutti said.

The title is inspired by the origin of the word, “tragedy,” which means, literally, “goat songs,” he said.

Independent Press is the publishing arm of University Book Exchange in Greenville.

This page originally appeared in the Oct. 6, 2006 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at