June 04, 2004

Reading the Iliad

May I direct your attention to a very interesting project that Amanda is running? She is a classics professor and is sponsoring an online reading group to re-read the Iliad. She went to see the movie, Troy, and left thinking that not one single person associated with the film ever read the book! So, she started an online reading group to re-read this classic. She is posting: back ground information to put the epic in context; guided reading questions; and, hosting discussions on her comment boards. It is an extremely cool thing to do and I, for one, am very grateful that she is willing to volunteer her expertise. I admit to having fallen a bit behind, and I plead the all the normal quotidian pressures, but I am still enjoying it very much and plan to catch up this weekend. Go check it out. And then go either buy a translation or borrow a copy from the library!

Thanks, Amanda!

Posted by Random Penseur at June 4, 2004 09:19 AM
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