Ancient Greeks, Modern Lives

We’ve all heard the phrase “The unexamined life is not worth living.” It’s a quote from Socrates, a clever philosopher in ancient Greece.  Well, what better way to due this quote credit than by comparing the lives & literature of Ancient Greece with our current society?  Join us at GRPL for our

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives program later this month!

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives is a national program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that aims to create an in-depth cultural programming partnership between communities, libraries, and theaters.  The lecture Stranger in a Strange Land: Encountering the Other, raises questions about encountering new communities, the concepts of exploration and discovery, the role of immigration and colonization, and the issues that arise when one culture clashes with another.

Join the discussion by attending some of our upcoming events!

Lecture: Stranger in a Strange Land: Encountering the Other

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm

Public Performance: Readings from The Odyssey, Ajax, Herakles, and Agammemnon

Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8:00 pm

Make sure to sign up for the reading Ancient Greeks, Modern Lives book discussion Group! This four-part book discussion series will be led by the GVSU Professor Diane Rayor will cover four Greek classics- Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Heracles, SophoclesAjax, and Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. For more program information, read-alikes and more click here!



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