11th European Festival of Latin and Greek: Odyssey Book 24

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:45am
Outreach Room, 66 St Giles, Ioannou Centre, Oxford

Global mass reading of the Odyssey

You are invited to attend part of the biggest mass reading of the Odyssey ever organised, which will see groups from over 20 countries from across the world perform original translations of the Odyssey, in over 40 languages, all at the same time. The readings will be recorded, collated and broadcast by the European Festival of Latin and Greek, based in FranceAs our contribution to this exciting venture, we have been working on a sequence of 17 original, collaborative translations of Book 5, and these will be recited at a public reading on 24th March at 9am. It would be great to have as large an audience as possible as we connect and synchronise with other groups across Europe and the world.

The reading will be held in the Outreach Room in the Faculty of Classics, Oxford : entry is free and all are welcome. Please arrive by 8.50 in time for a prompt 9am start (so that we can stay in sync with the other groups). Tea and coffee will be available after the reading.

More information on the Festival, including a map of the various contributors can be found on the organisers' website

Event Recording

You can watch a recording of this event on YouTube at APGRD | European Festival of Latin and Greek


Gregory Hutchinson
Molly Janz
Grace Linden
Kalina Allendorf
Spencer Klavan
Sam Norman
Arabella Currie
Marchella Ward
David Raeburn
Guy Brindley
Lucy Serocold
Melinda Letts 
Jason Webber
Ed Martineau
Nic Liney
Sean Kelly
Oliver Taplin

Camera: Laiza Poletti