‘The Death of Patroclus’ at the Pergamon Museum

Today at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation will present a dramatized reading in German of «The Death of Patroclus.» It is the sequel to a successful series of readings from Homer that the foundation held at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York, the Art Museum of Liechtenstein and the Antiken Museum of Munich. The director, Georg Rootering, has worked in many countries. He is assisted by Frank Raddatz, dramaturge to the Dusseldorf theater where the work was rehearsed. Dr Bernhard Zimmerman will give a brief introduction linking the ancient text and modern readings. The Greek ambassador to Berlin, Anastassios Kriekoukis, and Liechtenstein’s ambassador to Berlin, Prince Stefan von und zu Liechtenstein, will attend the performance, along with many German government officials.