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Greek and Epic Tragedy: Foundations of Western Culture

After six fun and successful years of Sharing Shakespeare, we are taking a respite from Shakespeare to offer a new program focusing on Greek Epics and Tragedies. We will resume as “Sharing Shakespeare 3.0” in the fall of 2012.

Registration for this nine month series is $195, which includes readings and refreshments at monthly meetings.

The Greek Epic and Tragedy series will allow group members the chance spend time with some enduring classics of early works from the Classical Greek tradition. The group will read and discuss the two epics from Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey, in the wonderful new translations by Robert Fagels, then work its way through the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the three great Greek dramatists. Each event will be moderated by either Tom Buesch or Todd Breyfogle. Each session will fearture in-depth moderated discussion of each of these great plays.

The schedule is as follows:

September 19 Homer, The Iliad* 6:30pm – 9:00pm
October 17 Homer, The Odyssey* 6:30pm – 9:00pm
November 14 Aeschylus, Agamemnon 6:30pm – 9:00pm
December 12 Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers 6:30pm – 9:00pm
January 23 Aeschylus, The Eumenides 6:30pm – 9:00pm
February 27 Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 6:30pm – 9:00pm
March  19 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 6:30pm – 9:00pm
April 16 Sophocles, Antigone 6:30pm – 9:00pm
May 21 Euripides, The Bacchae 6:30pm – 9:00pm

*The group will read excerpts of Homer’s works. More information will be provided upon registration.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012
6:30pm - 9:30pm GMT+0000
Aspen, CO, United States