The Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey – is a national humanities program that will present a public engagement series led by veterans and scholars based around one of the most important works of world literature, Homer’s Odyssey.
The Warrior Chorus: American Odyssey will train veterans and scholars in three regional centers to lead audience forums, participatory workshops, public talks and reading groups in 24 locations throughout America, connected with a staging of Emily Wilson’s new translation of The Odyssey. This will be coupled with a dynamic use of social media and a specially developed app. American Odyssey uses Homer’s classical text to inspire people from all backgrounds to reflect on the connections between the works of the ancient Greeks and the issues they reflect in their own lives. The diverse group of American veterans that make up the Warrior Chorus is an excellent resource for fostering conversations, building bridges and bringing people together to experience live events, workshops, lectures, and discussions. American Odyssey also provides a rich contextual frame for ancient literature to inspire in-depth public discussions about conflict, service, country, home, family, identity, leadership – themes every American should have the opportunity to reflect upon as informed citizens in a vibrant democracy.
Location and Address
Hall of Valor
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Directions and Parking Information
Paid parking is available on the street or in the University of Pittsburgh owned parking garage located under the lawn in front of Soldiers & Sailors.