Homer's Odyssey: Live at the Carlos

Friday, January 24, 7 pm
Saturday, January 25, 7pm
Sunday, January 26, 2pm
Reception Hall, Level Three


In conjunction with the exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, Theater Emory and the Carlos Museum present a live, three-day reading of Stanley Lombardo’s award-winning translation of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. Dr. Lombardo will be on hand to open and close the reading.
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Readers include some of Atlanta’s finest actors such as E. Roger Mitchell, Chris Kayser, Tiffany Mitchenor, Lisa Paulsen, Tom Key, Janice Akers, and Tim McDonough; former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, local television and radio personalities Jovita Moore, Valerie Jackson, and Rose Scott; and faculty members and students from Emory’s Departments of Classics, English, Theater Studies, and the Woodruff Library.
Stay tuned for a complete schedule of the event, including approximate times for each book and reader. Subscribe to our enews for further updates and listen in to Mark Sanders, professor of English and Chair of the African American Studies at Emory University read from Book 9 of the Odyssey.

The galleries will be open for people to visit both the Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey exhibition and the permanent collection galleries where Greek objects relating to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and African and Egyptian art of the sort that inspired Bearden are on view. 

The program is free and open to the public.

Zoe’s Kitchen will offer Mediterranean snacks for sale during the event including hummus and pita, and Greek chicken and slaw wraps. Complementary wine with the purchase of food.

This program has been made possible through the generous support of media sponsor, WABE 90.1.

Thanks to the Decatur Book Festival for helping us get the word out. We love to read!