Public Lecture: Ancient Warrior/Modern Veterans - Niagara County Historical Society
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Public Lecture: Ancient Warrior/Modern Veterans - Niagara County Historical Society

Speaker Peter Meineck, Ph.D., will point out connections between ancient warriors and modern-day veterans in his presentation “Ancient Wars/Modern Vets,” Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the History Center’s 215 Niagara St. site.Through short readings from contemporary translations of ancient texts, Meineck will elucidate the common experiences and thoughts shared by these soldiers across the centuries.

During his 90-minute illustrated presentation, he will ask participants to relate their own stories to this ancient material. Meineck will encourage them to explore together themes such as coming home, democracy and war, women at war, the ethics of war, and the relationships between veterans and civilians.

This free presentation is made possible by a grant from the Humanities New York Public Scholar program.

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The Warrior Chorus: A Path Through History
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Warrior Chorus: A Path Through History

The Warrior Chorus- Arts and Humanities in Action is a veteran-led national initiative hosted by Aquila Theatre with NYU, Columbia University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California that trains veterans to present innovative public programs to Americans based on classical literature and how it speaks to us today. The New York City Warrior Chorus will present this innovative free program at John Hat Homestead with the readings from ancient Greek and Roman drama, accompanied by modern works created by Veteran works inspired from the readings. A public discussion will follow as the aim of this dynamic program is to foster meaningful dialogue between the veteran and civilian communities and all are welcome to attend. This live program will be guided by Professor Peter Meineck of the Classics Department at New York University. It will run for approximately 75 minutes, including time after the presentation for questions and talk back from the audience. More information can be found atwww.warriorchorus.org.

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8th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival
May
21
1:45 PM13:45

8th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival

Ancient Wars/Modern Vets

1:45 – 3:15pm. A program especially for combat veterans and their families.  In this illustrated presentation, Peter Meineck offers short readings from contemporary translations of ancient stories showing the connections between the experience of the American veteran community and the ancient Greeks and Romans. Participants will be asked to relate their own stories to the ancient material and together will explore themes such as coming home, democracy and war, women at war, the ethics of war and the relationships between veterans and civilians. All veterans and civilians are welcome.

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Sophocles' Philoctetes
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Sophocles' Philoctetes

Philoctetes is a new production based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes, translated by Peter Meineck, and adapted and directed by Desiree Sanchez.  The performances are a part of the Warrior Chorus, which is a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on ancient literature. Featuring a cast of veterans, Sophocles' ancient play captures a reality for all combat veterans who have been physically wounded and explores ethical dilemmas, as dynamic and relevant today as they were to the Greeks 2,500 years ago. The production was work shopped at BAM Fisher and performed in Athens in 2005 as part of the TCG Global Initiatives Program. 

This performance is immediately followed by a special presentation of works created by the veterans in the Warrior Chorus, inspired by the events depicted in Sophocles' Philoctetes.  

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Sophocles' Philoctetes
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Sophocles' Philoctetes

Philoctetes is a new production based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes, translated by Peter Meineck, and adapted and directed by Desiree Sanchez.  The performances are a part of the Warrior Chorus, which is a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on ancient literature. Featuring a cast of veterans, Sophocles' ancient play captures a reality for all combat veterans who have been physically wounded and explores ethical dilemmas, as dynamic and relevant today as they were to the Greeks 2,500 years ago. The production was work shopped at BAM Fisher and performed in Athens in 2005 as part of the TCG Global Initiatives Program. 

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Cleveland Humanities Festival: Warrior Chorus
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Cleveland Humanities Festival: Warrior Chorus

In partnership with the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanitiesas part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival  

Warrior Chorus is a major new national humanities program by New York’s Aquila Theatre Company, training 100 veterans in four regional centers to present scholar-led public programming based on classical literature. The programming performed by veterans focuses on critical social issues including war, conflict, comradeship, home, and family and includes veteran-led readings, discussions and the innovative use of new media. This event will feature a performance by the Warrior Chorus, followed by a discussion moderated by Cleveland native and MacArthur Fellow, Professor Thomas Palaima (University of Texas), Stacey Peebles (Center College), John M. Meyer (University of Texas), James Sheeler (Case Western Reserve University), and James Dawes (Macalester College).

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Sophocles' Philoctetes
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Sophocles' Philoctetes

Philoctetes is a new production based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes, translated by Peter Meineck, and adapted and directed by Desiree Sanchez.  The performances are a part of the Warrior Chorus, which is a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on ancient literature. Featuring a cast of veterans, Sophocles' ancient play captures a reality for all combat veterans who have been physically wounded and explores ethical dilemmas, as dynamic and relevant today as they were to the Greeks 2,500 years ago. The production was work shopped at BAM Fisher and performed in Athens in 2005 as part of the TCG Global Initiatives Program. 

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Sophocles' Philoctetes
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Sophocles' Philoctetes

Philoctetes is a new production based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes, translated by Peter Meineck, and adapted and directed by Desiree Sanchez.  The performances are a part of the Warrior Chorus, which is a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on ancient literature. Featuring a cast of veterans, Sophocles' ancient play captures a reality for all combat veterans who have been physically wounded and explores ethical dilemmas, as dynamic and relevant today as they were to the Greeks 2,500 years ago. The production was work shopped at BAM Fisher and performed in Athens in 2005 as part of the TCG Global Initiatives Program. 

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