Sun, Jun 25|
5-Week SASA Reading Group: Defying the Gods, and Forgotten Female Rage
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Sundays at 11:30 am Eastern Time. Led by Naomi Moralez-Glenn.
Time & Location
Jun 25, 11:30 AM EDT
About the Event
This discussion based Reading Group will focus on the Iliad, by Homer. Going over the themes of heroes against supernatural forces of nature, the rise and fall of cities and kingdoms, and the portrayal of women in the Iliad. Note the trends in this and (most) epics, women mostly have no name, are background characters, or seem to have only the ability to love, anger, and die, all in the name of heroes. We will discuss fate vs destiny as each hero’s journey seems to be written for them by gods and curses alike. The rise and fall of cities and rulers as corruption and wicked hearts seem to destroy these very magnates of kingdoms, and lastly, discussing the unspoken tragedy that befalls the women in the Iliad.
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group
Sundays @ 11:30am Eastern Time
-Session 1: June 25th
-Session 2: July 9th
-Session 3: July 16th
-Session 4: August 6th
-Session 5: August 13th
Skipping July 2nd and July 23rd
MUST RSVP TO GET THE ZOOM LINK. The same link will be used for all sessions.