Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 2:15pm
Peter Meineck (Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, NYU, and Artistic Director, Aquila Theatre)
Lecture Theatre, 66 St Giles', Oxford

Peter Meineck will discuss the US National Endowment for the Humanities funded programme, ‘Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives’ ( The programme travels to public libraries and performing arts centres to encourage new audiences to think about classical literature and its continuing influence on American cultural life, specifically in relation to US presence in overseas conflict zones. The programme consists of scholar-led reading groups, lectures and free staged readings of scenes from Homer’s Odyssey and Greek drama followed by scholar-moderated ‘town hall’ style discussions with the audience.