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Shakespeare Night: Euripides, Medea
After having read aloud the works of Shakespeare, including the poems and selections from the Shakespeare apocrypha, we decided to spend about a year reading Greek plays. We started in September, 2017. Our schedule is: September, 2017: Aeschylus, Agamamnon October, 2017: Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers November, 2017: Aeschylus, The Eumenides December, 2017: Sophocles, Oedipus Rex January, 2018: Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus February, 2018: Sophocles, Antigone March, 2018: Euripides, Medea April, 2018: Euripides, Electra May, 2018: Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris June, 2018: Aristophanes, The Frogs July, 2018: Aristophanes, Lysistrata August, 2018: Menander, Dyskolos (Following this, two possibilities are to return to the Bard and to read aloud Emilly Wilson's translation of The Odyssey.) Reading Shakespeare, we had a bit of fun comparing the editions that various readers brought: the Folio edition, the Quarto edition, and various scholarly attempts to adjudicate or combine differences. With the Greeks, we have the more variable issue of multiple translations. Among the best regarded are the translations of Grene and Lattimore and the more recent translations of Pagels. However, copyright issues prevent us from making any one version canonical. So feel free to bring any edition you like. Various readers have been reading from various translations thus far, and it has been fun comparing them (though sometimes a challenge to follow along in a different edition). One thing that makes it "not too bad" is that most editions list the canonical line numbering set out in the Loeb Classical Library. This makes it easier to correlate different translations.

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Hack Manhattan ( is located on 137 West 14th Street between Union Square and Chelsea. We are dedicated to technology, art and craft. Our open nights are every Tuesday and Thursday. Drop by to hang out and chat or work on projects using our equipment. Everyone is encouraged to bring a project to work on! If another day suits you better, even if there isn't a scheduled meetup event, guests are welcome to visit our space and use the facilities whenever a member is present!

A lot of our activities have focused on electronics and 3D printing, but we also have a machine shop with a lathe and a mill, sewing machines, gardening and even a beehive on the roof.

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