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The Iliad at Portland Art Museum

Portland, Oregon, December 2, 2012


In collaboration with the Portland Art Museum, The Readers produced a reading of the Iliad to accompany The Body Beautiful, an exhibition of Greek art from the British Museum. The text featured translation by Robert Fitzgerald, Alexander Pope, and Christopher Logue. Thomas Dietzel and eurhapsodoi provided musical intepretation, including rap in Homeric Greek. Over 200 members of the Portland Community participated in the ten-hour reading.


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 Elliniko Theatro.


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