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Old 04-23-24, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ericoseveins
So sorry for this but as a former classicist I can't keep from this minor objection. The Iliad and the Odyssey are not really meant to be read. Better read than ignored, but they are meant to be whispered and shouted by a storyteller to an audience that is drinking, feasting, and shouting the lines back at the performer like a stadium singing back a refrain under the command of a rock musician. The repetitive lines, character tropes, and battle scenes make a lot more sense if one thinks of it as a hybrid of a universally known earworm pop song and a Marvel movie.
I'm imagining a semester-long performative course to get through either one. 7-10:00 Tuesday nights at a campus watering hole. Hmm, do these need to be graduate level courses so everyone can drink legally?
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Old 04-23-24, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
I'm imagining a semester-long performative course to get through either one. 7-10:00 Tuesday nights at a campus watering hole. Hmm, do these need to be graduate level courses so everyone can drink legally?
Umm I've never seen that. IME the overlap of Classics majors and theater kids is small. Classics kids would rather ponder the derivation of the name "Odysseus" and the innovation of the antihero protagonist than ever perform anything in front of anybody anywhere.

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I have gone though 3 of these radios in the last 10 years. (Lost one, broke one, & my present one.)
I clip on my belt in back and run the wired ear buds up to my ear and away we go.
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Old 04-24-24, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ericoseveins
The Iliad and the Odyssey are not really meant to be read. Better read than ignored, but they are meant to be whispered and shouted by a storyteller to an audience that is drinking, feasting, and shouting the lines back at the performer like a stadium singing back a refrain under the command of a rock musician.
An audience-interactive Lysistrata might be interesting.
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