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Virtual Book Club – The Siege of Troy
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
National Hellenic Museum Virtual Book Club is facilitated by NHM Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & Manager of Programs & Events Cairo Dye. Each month NHM Book Club chooses a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we gather to discuss the book on Zoom.
Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST
On April 15th we will be discussing The Siege of Troy by Theodor Kallifatides
In the midst of World War II and the German invasion of Greece, a teacher takes her students to hide in a cave. There she tells them a story about another war and another time Greek heroism gained fame throughout the world. Thus begins Theodor Kallifatides retelling of Homer’s Iliad. This brilliant journey meditates on the complexities of human life, the senselessness of war, and those experiences and emotions that transcend time.
Upcoming Bookclub Selections:
April 15th – The Siege of Troy by Theodor Kallifatides
May 20th – Uncle Petros & Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis
June 17th – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes