Book of the Year "Odyssey"

Honors Program Book of the Year 2021.2022

Messiah University Honors Program Book of the Year:


The Book Of The Year (BOTY) program

Students during their first year in the Honors Program together read a book over the course of the academic year that has been chosen by the program. The Book Of The Year changes from year to year, but all the books that are part of this program are essential books that have proven to be transformative for countless readers. The BOTY program offers an opportunity to explore fundamental questions along with a great circle of readers and discussants through the ages. Moreover, it contributes to the maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith among participating students, and builds bonds among them as they read and converse together.

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Sophocles Three Theban Plays, BOTY for 2021-22

The BOTY for 2021-22 is Sophocles Three Theban Plays, translation by Robert Fagles.

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Schedule of events and activities around Sophocles Three Theban Plays

  • Participate in one of several discussion seminars Sept. 27- Oct. 1
  • Attend BOTY event: lecture by Emily Maeda on Antigone
  • Participate in one of several discussion seminars spring semester 2022.
  • Attend BOTY event spring semester 2022.
  • Write paper in Created and Called for Community (CCC).

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