a/k/a Great Books ... a companion site for courses by Peter Arcese, MA, JD, LLM, on Literature and Literary Classics ... Here you will find items related to our readings and discussions ... Ideas, images, background information, suggested readings, bibliographies, and notes on related performances, all find a presence here ... Enjoy your reading and check back regularly for new posts!
Homeric performance was a solo song. Here is an excellent resource on what Homer might have sounded like when performing the Odyssey. The selection is from Book 8, where the bard, Demodokos, sings of Ares and Aphrodite: Homeric Singing.
If you're in the mood for samba & jazz – Brazilian style – catch the last show of the season this Thursday at The Cooper Union. Here's the link for more info: Summer Samba & Jazz. The Rose Auditorium is a great venue for this music – elegant, relaxed, sophisticated. I got to Claudio Roditi's set last Thursday, and it made my week!