Monday, June 10, 2019

Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature (SORGLL)

[First listed in AWOL 6 December 2012, updates 10 June 2019 (new host)]

Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature (SORGLL)

The aim of the Society is to encourage students and teachers to listen to and reproduce the sounds of Greek and Latin literature, thereby enriching the appreciation of these languages. Fortunately, linguistic and metrical research of the 20th century allows us a close approximation of the pronunciation of classical Greek and Latin. We call this Restored Classical Pronunciation (see our Bibliography), and the Society guides its activities to use and promote this research as a means of preserving authenticity and deepening aesthetic pleasure in the appreciation of Greek and Latin literature.

As a means to this end, the Society sponsors programs oriented to the oral performance of classical Greek and Latin literature at annual Society for Classical Studies meetings (formerly the American Philological Association). Typically we host a panel at the SCS every January, varying between the scholarly with a performative aspect, and performance workshops and readings.
We have created this website to share, free of charge, recitations of Greek and Latin literature when our members have performed at various schools, colleges and universities across the United States.

And see also
Aural Akkadian: Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature: An Archive of Recordings

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