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Odyssey Marathon Reading


The event is part of the "White Nights" event taking place
on Saturday 23rd September throughout the city of Athens.

As part of the action of "Theatre of Peace" and in collaboration with the international organizations "Elliniko Theatro" and "Readers of  Homer", the Megaron - Athens Concert Hall presents a recitation marathon of Homer's "Odyssey" in an inter-cultural atmosphere. With regard to the ‘Year of  Nikos Kazantzakis’ the translation used of the text will be that by the Greek writer, Nikos Kazantzakis.
The scene will be shared by 200 readers of all ages and nationalities to recite and sing one of global history's most important works to the Greek audience and foreign visitors. The readers may recite the text in the language of their choice. During the recitation the text will be projected in both the Greek and the English language.

The event is dedicated to the contemporary odyssey of the refugees accommodated in Greece at the moment.

Members of the public interested in participating or attending the recitation
will soon be able to register in a specially created online platform.