In the dense, impenetrable fog which like a veil overshadows the origins of European civilization, a lonely torch flickers through the darkness, surviving still in our millennium, where all other witnesses from this remote past have grown silent. The Iliad is our oldest literary masterpiece, our only window unto that world whence sprang the origins of democracy, the origins of Europe, the sources of our history and of our identity. Read More.
In a three-fold co-operation between Denmark and Athens, led by art historian and composer Jeppe N. Jacobsen, the public will be offered in 2017 for the first time in more than 1500 years the opportunity to hear the great epic in the original Greek, as it was heard by Socrates, Archimedes and Alexander: Recorded by Ioannes Stratakis, the most noteworthy rhapsode of his era, the language of the Iliad is brought to life again in a new complete edition, with artwork in the classical style by Athenian artist Nikolaos Chantzes, under the direction of J. N. Jacobsen.
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