This past Tuesday, October 8th, the University of Utah's Zeta Pi Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, for which I am the faculty adviser, sponsored their second annual marathon reading of an ancient epic. This year's text was Vergil's Aeneid
. We used Fagles' 2006 translation, which reads aloud quite well. The reading began at 8:00 a.m. and we finished just before 8:00 p.m. with 22 people reading throughout the day. A number of people paused to listen as they passed through the plaza in front of the Language and Communications Building, but others stopped and sat for a half hour or more.
We're hoping to continue the tradition next fall, so stay tuned!!