Events Calendar

Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey

Professor Peter Meineck of New York University will lead a group of veterans in readings of four scenes from ancient Greek drama. A discussion will follow about how these scenes still speak to contemporary concerns surrounding homecoming, post-traumatic stress, women at war, and other issues. The event will consist of short readings from five ancient Greek works by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Sappho. Each 5-7 minute piece will be briefly introduced and contextualized by Prof. Meineck. 
 

The Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey – is a national humanities program that will present a public engagement series led by veterans and scholars based around one of the most important works of world literature, Homer’s Odyssey. The Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey will train veterans and scholars to lead audience forums, participatory workshops, public talks and reading groups. American Odyssey uses Homer’s classical text to inspire people from all backgrounds to reflect on the connections between the works of the ancient Greeks and the issues they reflect in their own lives. The diverse group of American veterans that make up the Warrior Chorus is an excellent resource for fostering conversations, building bridges and bringing people together to experience live events, workshops, lectures, and discussions. American Odyssey also provides a rich contextual frame for ancient literature to inspire in-depth public discussions about conflict, service, country, home, family, identity, leadership – themes every American should have the opportunity to reflect upon as informed citizens in a vibrant democracy.

Friday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Hall of Valor
Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, 15213

Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey

Professor Peter Meineck of New York University will lead a group of veterans in readings of four scenes from ancient Greek drama. A discussion will follow about how these scenes still speak to contemporary concerns surrounding homecoming, post-traumatic stress, women at war, and other issues. The event will consist of short readings from five ancient Greek works by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Sappho. Each 5-7 minute piece will be briefly introduced and contextualized by Prof. Meineck. 
 

The Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey – is a national humanities program that will present a public engagement series led by veterans and scholars based around one of the most important works of world literature, Homer’s Odyssey. The Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey will train veterans and scholars to lead audience forums, participatory workshops, public talks and reading groups. American Odyssey uses Homer’s classical text to inspire people from all backgrounds to reflect on the connections between the works of the ancient Greeks and the issues they reflect in their own lives. The diverse group of American veterans that make up the Warrior Chorus is an excellent resource for fostering conversations, building bridges and bringing people together to experience live events, workshops, lectures, and discussions. American Odyssey also provides a rich contextual frame for ancient literature to inspire in-depth public discussions about conflict, service, country, home, family, identity, leadership – themes every American should have the opportunity to reflect upon as informed citizens in a vibrant democracy.

Friday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Hall of Valor
Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, 15213