UCARE Project Homerathon

Homerathon 2018

CANCELED: Homerathon 2020

Starts on April 16 at 7:00 a.m.
Nebraska Union, Meier Commons

The Classics Club is hosting their annual all-day reading of Homer and this year the reading will be from the Iliad.
Come experience this epic as it was meant to be performed and even read a passage yourself!

A Homerathon is a marathon reading of a Homeric poem​, the way the ancient Greeks intended for it to be experienced. Classics Club students bring the ancient epic to life for the university and extended Nebraska communities.

Come and be a part of the audience and see why Homer's work​ remains relevant to our contemporary discussions of violence, heroism, and justice.

In addition to the reading, various other forms of entertainment will occur throughout the day, and food and drink will be available for attendees.

Classics Club students will also be able to answer any questions you may have about Homer’s work.

Homerathon 2019

Homerathon 2019 poster

Contact

Homerathon graphic

unl.homerathon@gmail.com

April 18, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Nebraska Union, Meier Commons

Support provided by

  • Department of Classics and Religious Studies
  • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research Experience
  • The Mill Coffee and Tea
  • The Parthenon
  • Ichiban Sichuan
  • Jimmy Johns

Guest readers

  • Jeff Kirkpatrick, Lincoln mayor candidate
  • Charlie Foster, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • June Griffin, Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dave Richards, Dean of UNO Libraries
  • Leirion Bard, Lincoln mayor candidate
  • Twyla Hansen, Former NE State Poet
  • Mike Boehm, UNL Vice Chancellor Institute of Ag and Natural Resources
  • Laurie Bellows, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Richard Moberly, Dean of Law College
  • Monty Stoakes, Indigo Bridge Bookstore
  • Justina Clark, UCARE Director
  • Joe Bronwell, Director of Military & Veteran Success Center

Homerathon 2018

Homerathon poster

April 19, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.
Nebraska Union, Meier Commons

Guest Readers

  • Clayton Naff, Director of Lincoln Literacy
  • Carl Eskridge, Lincoln City Council Member
  • Michael Zeleny, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Amy Goodburn, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor
  • Michael Boehm, Vice President and Vice Chancellor of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln Libraries
  • Amy Struthers, Interim Dean of the Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Donde Plowman, Executive Vice Chancellor (UNL)
  • Richard Moberly, Dean of Nebraska College of Law
  • Leirion Gaylor Baird, Lincoln City Council Member
  • Lance Perez, Interim Dean of Nebraska College of Engineering
  • Charles O'Connor, Dean of Nebraska College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Stanley Lombardo, Translator of Homer's Iliad
  • Katherine Ankerson, Dean of the Nebraska College of Architecture

Generous supporters

  • Department of Classics and Religious Studies
  • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE)
  • Humanities Nebraska
  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South
  • The Mill Coffee and Tea
  • Ichiban Sichuan
  • The Parthenon

Contact

unl.homerathon@gmail.com