The HLS will exhibit a large selection of books (several thousand) printed in both the English and the Greek languages, representing all disciples and interests in Greek literature: from classical and contemporary art, history, culture, literature and religion to children's books, schoolbooks, language courses, travel guides and cookbooks. Throughout the two days of the exhibit there will also be numerous lectures and workshops on Greek literature. We are inviting all persons of Greek heritage, philhellenes, as well as everybody else to participate in this event of international importance, and experience THE BEST THAT IS GREECE.
The HLS is a non-profit organization and is managed entirely by volunteers. It's mission is to promote the richness of the Hellenic civilization and its vast culture. This undertaking requires support in all forms. If you are able to give of your time, and your talent to mount this exhibition please contact us. In addition to volunteers, there is a viable need for financial support as well. Contributions are tax deductible.
THE GREEK WAY OF DEATH, by Robert Garland
Surveying funerary rites and attitudes toward death from the time of Homer to the fourth century B.C., the author seeks to show what the ordinary Greek felt about death and the dead. He makes a good contribution to the anthropology of death as well as to our understanding of ritual in the context of ancient Greek culture, and is concerned with examining the several missing links with the ancient world through later practices.
192 pages, 5.5x8.5 inches, Paper $12.95
THE GREEK WAY OF LIFE, by Robert Garland
This engrossing book is the first investigation of the life cycle of the ancient Greeks from the moment of conception to the onset of old age. On such topics as coming of age, virginity, marriage, parenthood, exposure, aging, euthanasia, pederasty, and many others Garland presents a rich, specific, and superbly documented cornucopia of evidence from literature, inscriptions, and the visual arts.
376 pages, 5.5x8.5 inches, Paper $15.95
HELEN OF TROY AND HER SHAMELESS PHANTOM, by Norman Austin
The author here surveys interpretations of Helen in Greek literature from the Homeric period through later antiquity. He looks most closely at a revisionist myth according to which Helen never sailed to Troy but remained blameless while a libertine phantom or ghost impersonated her at Troy. Comparing the functions of contradictory images of Helen, Austin helps to clarify the problematic relation between beauty and honor and between ugliness and shame in ancient Greece.
223 pages, 6.3x9.5 inches, Cloth $29.95
MOSCOW AND GREEK COMMUNISM, by Peter J. Stavrakis
This is the first comprehensive analysis of Soviet conduct in Greece during the most critical period of Greek history in this century - the last months of World War II and the years of the Greek Civil War. The author demonstrates that Soviet policy in Greece was highly mutable and reveals how its shifts were governed by Moscow's changing aims in the Near East generally. Soviet policy toward the Western powers, and the constantly changing Greek political situation.
Stavrakis draws on previously inaccessible evidence from Greek Communist archives, recently declassified materials from the U.S. National Archives, documents from British archives, and personal memoirs of former Greek partisans to create the most accurate picture available of developments in the Balkans.
243 pages, 6.3x9.5 inches, Cloth $35.00
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS IN ANCIENT GREECE, by Warren D. Anderson
The author illustrates the place of musicians and music-making in Greek life from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. Although he focuses on the fifth century B.C., he devotes more attention to the earlier centuries than they usually receive, and provides many pertinent illustrations of vase paintings, frescoes, and sculptures. In his treatment of the musicians, he addresses such topics as their costumes and sacral robes, their affinities with shamans and gods, the nature of their identification with the individual or with the group, and their status as slaves or as freeborn citizens. As part of the larger picture, he discusses their instruments, principally the lyre or kithara and the double reed pipes.
248 pages, 6.3x9.5 inches, Cloth $35.00
ALEXANDROS IOLAS, tou Nikos Sta0oulns
O Kwnstavtivos Koutsoudns - opws eivai to pragmatiko ovoma tou Alexandrou Iola - "Ellnv apo thv Ale3avdreia", nr0e se nlikia 17 etwv stnv A0nva kratwvtas treis sustatikes epistoles tou Kabafn. Ekei te0nke upo tnv prostasia tou Aggelou Sikeliavou, tou Kwstn Palama kai tou Dnmntrn Mntropoulou. Avadeix0nke e3airetos piavistas kai xoreutns sto Berolivo, to Parisi kai stn Nea Yorkn.
308 selides, 5.8x8.8 ivtses, Paper $24.50
ELLHNISMOS KAI IOYDAISMOS, tou Me0odios G. Fougias
Istorikoi sta0moi stis sxeseis Ellnvwv kak Ioudaiwv. Oi Ellnves kai oi Ioudaioi suvupnr3av apo tns arxaias proxristianikns epoxns, alla oxi upo tis autes sun0nkes, gi' auto diaforopoin0nkav n istoria tous kai oi pros allnlous dia0eseis tous. Pneumatika briskovtai polu kovta o evas laos pros ton allo alla oxi fuletika. Par' oln tnv avtidrasn tous oi Ioudaioi dev epetuxav v' apofugouv, pros kairov, tov e3ellnvismo tous kai mexri evos ba0mou oute merikws tov ekxristiavismo tous.
239 selides, 5.5x8.0 ivtses, Paper $15.50
GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
TO GREEKS AND NON-GREEK ALIKE,
A GIFT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET ....
A BOOK OF GREEK LITERATURE
October 4 * New York, NY - Philippides Award 1995.
Hellenic Public RadioCosmos FM presents this award to Mikis Theodorakis. The Plaza Hotel. RSVP: (212) 683-4653.
October 5 * Lowell, MA - Recovering a Lost Poet, Sabastian Sampas.
Jack Kerouac was only one of many influenced by this young Lowell poet who later died on Anzio beach head. O'Leary Library, U Mass. Lowell. 7:30 - 9:00 PM.
October 6 * Washington, DC - Art and Money, A Controversial Co-Existence.
Lecture by Ian Vorres, founder of the Vorres Museum in Paiania, near Athens. Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage. Cosmos Club. RSVP: (202) 237-7003.
October 6 * San Francisco, CA - The Hellenic Journal Anniversary.
This West coast newspaper celebrates its twentieth birtday. The Bohemian Club, 624 Taylor St. RSVP: (415) 467-2611.
October 6 & 7 * Chicago, IL - The Age of Gods and Heroes.
Lecture on Troy Achilles and the Homeric Legacy by Prof. Dimitri Liakos. Part of a series. The Art Institute of Chicago. (312) 443-3697.
October 6-8 * Redondo Beach, CA - South Bay Greek Festival.
A Greek Holiday for adults and children, Greek cuisine, music, dance performances, cooking lessons, etc. St. Katherine's Church, 722 Knob Hill. (310) 540-2434.
October 6-8 * Flushing, NY - Greek Festival.
Annual event with live Greek music, dancing and food. The Greek Orthodox Shrine Churchof St. Nicholas. 196-10 Northern Blvd. (718) 956-3544.
October 6-9 * Astoria, NY - International Folkdance Conference.
Features performances of traditional Greek dances, live music and exhibition of costumes. The Greek American Folklore Society. Crowne Plaza Hotel. RSVP: (718) 956-3544.
October 7 * Oakland, CA - Enchanted Evening With Hope.
The philoptochos Society of the Ascension Cathedral presents comediene Hope Mihalap in an evening that includes a silent auction and a dinner. Ascension Cathedral Center. RSVP: (510) 376-3849.
October 10 * New York, NY - The Greeks and the Indians in the Age of Alexander.
Lecture by Prof. Helmut Humbach, University of Mainz. Room 1700 C, Graduate Center, 33 W 42nd St. 5:15-7:15 PM. (212) 642-2129.
October 10 * Chicago, IL - Paestum: City of Sanctuaries.
Lecture by Prof. John Pedley. University of Michigan, Kesley Museum. Classical Art Society. The Art Institute of Chicago. 5:30 PM. (312) 443-3697.
October 11 * Athens, Greece - Contemporary Greek Composers.
A musical tribute to Charalambos Farandatos, Theodore Antoniou, conductor. Megaron Concert Hall. (01) 728-2333.
October 11 * New York, NY - The Glory of Venice.
Lecture with slides by Andrew Robison, National Gallery of At, on this most Byzantine of cities. Save Venice. Colony Club, 564 Park Ave. RSVP: (212) 737-3141.
October 12 * Munchie, IN - American Democracy at the End of the Century.
Lecture by Sen. Sarbane's assistant, Marvin Moss. Greek Studies Programme. Brackon Library, Ball State University. 11:00 AM.
October 12 * New York, NY - Greek Music on Wall Street.
Works by Hatzidakis, Theodorakis, & traditional Greek dance music by Fotis Gonis and friends. Trinity Episcopal Church, Bway and Wall St. 12 noon. (212) 602-0747.
October 12 * Hempstead, NY - Solon Society Lecture.
Dino Anagnost, director and conductor of The Little Orchestra Society, is to speak on this group. St. Paul's Cathedral, 110 Cathedral Ave. 8:30 PM. (516) 883-5479.
October 12-15 * Portland, OR - 10th Annual Classic Greek Theatre.
Production of "The Libation Bearers" by Aeschylus. Sponsored by AHEPA. Lincoln Hall Auditorium, Portland State University. (503) 590-5342.
October 14 * Atlanta, GA - Elly Paspala in Concert.
The American Hellenic Friends of the Arts in conjuction with the Cultural Olympiad present this international singer. Georgia Tech. Center. 7:30 PM. (404) 365-8531.
October 19 * Munchie, IN - Greece in the Second World War.
Lecture by Sir David Hunt. Sponsored by the Greek Studies Programme. The forum Room, L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University. 11 AM. (317) 285-8700.
October 20 * Boston, MA - Gala Fundraiser for the Greek Institute.
Dinner and dance and sort film on the ancient Olympics.The 57 Restaurant. RSVP: (617) 547-4770.
October 21 * New York - Greek American Women's Network Conference.
GAWN's fourth national conference "Yesterday's Demands-Tomorrow's Expectations: Women in the Year 2000." Intercontinental Hotel. (310) 471-5003.
October 23 & 25 * Athens, Greece - Vasso Papantoniou, Song Recital.
Janis Vakarelis, piano; Elena Papandreou, guitar; and Maria Bildea, harp. Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall. (01) 728-2333.
October 27 * New York, NY - HANAC's 22nd Annual Dinner Dance.
This year the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee honors John Kapioltas, chairman & C.E.O. of ITT Sheraton. The Plaza Hotel. RSVP: (212) 964-9815.
January 5 to 22 * Baltimore, MD - Travel-study course on the Histoty of Crete.
The History department of Towson State University. Involves a trip to Greece. Contact A. Blumfield (410) 830-2911, TSU. Towson MD 21204.
Cosmos Publishing Company - NJ, 201-664-3494: Books of Greek Literature (Mail order)
The GreekAmerican - NY, 718-626-7676: Weekly Newspaper (in English)
The Hellenic American Network - NJ, 201-666-7374: Mail order advertising, reaching over 1,000,000 Greek-Americans and 120,000 Canadian-Americans.