The international non-profit organization Readers of Homer will hold all-night readings of The Iliad and The Odyssey in Daskalopetra, on the northern Aegean island of Chios, the reputed birthplace of Homer.
The two readings will be held one week apart, on August 3 and August 10, while organizers aspire to have the event hosted on Chios on a regular basis every two years.
The event will be held at Daskalopetra (which translates into 'the Rock of the Teacher') where Homer himself sang his great songs. The readings have been formatted in such a way that both Greek and English speakers can read in their own language.
The Municipal and Regional Theatre of the Northern Aegean and the Municipality of Omiroupolis will host the event, which is sponsored by the Chios Associations in the United States and Canada, the Greek consulates in New York and San Francisco, the Cretan Association of America, the Greek Theatre Foundation in New York and private sponsors.
Source: Athens News Agency