"WORCESTER - Sirens were heard Wednesday on the College of the Holy Cross campus.
Not the police kind, but the Greek mythological kind whose song lures sailors to their deaths in shipwrecks on the rocks.
Odysseus’ fabled encounter with the enchanting but deadly sea deities was recounted during a marathon reading of Homer’s epic poem 'The Odyssey,' staged in the courtyard of the Hogan Campus Center.
Classics students, professors and the dean of the college were among more than 20 presenters who took turns reading the entire 24-volume work in 30-minute shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The 'Homerathon' raised money for the Worcester-based Ascentria Care Alliance, a social service agency that resettles newly arrived refugees in Massachusetts and New Hampshire."