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Front Steps UGA Main Library

The UGA Department of Classics presents Homerathon. Faculty, college and high school students, administrators, alumni, local officials, journalists, and musicians join in a two-day reading of the entire text of Homer’s Iliad. From the podium in front of the Main Library on historic North Campus volunteer readers from all over north Georgia collaborate on the event.

Each volunteer will be assigned about 150 lines of Stanley Lombardo’s Iliad translation (with a pronunciation guide). Reading will commence at 9 AM both days and go until around 5 PM. UGA President Jere Morehead will deliver a welcome to the participants and the audience on Tuesday. 

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UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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