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Tell Me, Oh Muse: An Afternoon of Poetry

Terracotta figurine of a figure wearing a short tunic and a full-face mask with a wide, open mouth.
Comic actor, Hellenistic, 275–250 BCE. Terracotta with traces of pigment. Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München, SL 199, TL42482.31. Photo: © Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek.


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event requires a reservation; see further details below.

Ease into the weekend by attending a reading of ancient Greek and Latin literature by Harvard undergraduate students from the Department of the Classics. The readings will take place in the exhibition galleries of A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection.

This event is part of a series of readings—held every Friday in April—that celebrates both the World Within Reach exhibition and National Poetry Month.

A World Within Reach presents ancient Greek and Roman objects from the collection of James Loeb. Convinced that ancient literature could enrich contemporary lives, Loeb established a bilingual publication series called Loeb Classical Library, which makes ancient Greek and Roman texts accessible by placing them side by side with their English translations.

Led by:
Olivia Ma ’26, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Blake Lopez ’24, Department of the Classics, Harvard University

This event is limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard at 2pm, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

See the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Support for the program is provided by a Loeb Classical Projects fund, Department of the Classics, Harvard University. Support for A World Within Reach is provided by the Kelekian Fund.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.