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Epic Odyssey!

29 April 2015

On Friday Bristol Grammar School’s Great Hall was the scene of a Homeric epic performance. Lasting over fifteen hours, staff and students from the University of Bristol Classics Department joined two hundred Bristol Grammar School students, teachers, ex-students, parents, and others to read sixty lines each of Homer’s Odyssey. The reading began at 6.30am and continued throughout the school day –  ending around 9.50pm. The event was a great success, although the death of Argus elicited a few tears...

You can see the full run-down of readers on the blog of Andy Keen, Head of Classics at BGS, who organised the event: https://keenerclassics.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/odyssey-reading-event-at-bristol-grammar-school/

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