Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives places live
theatrical events, reading groups and lectures in cultural institutions to inspire people to come
together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life. Aquila Theatre,
the Urban Libraries Council, the American Philological Association, the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies are guiding this program traveling to 100 public libraries, museums, galleries and art centers across America focusing on veteran, inner-city, rural and underserved communities. Programming will occur from September 2011 to
April 2013, and will be built around Greek drama
and how its themes resonate today.