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8th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival

  • Millbrook Library 3 Friendly Lane Millbrook, NY, 12545 United States (map)

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.