"GREECE IN PRINT, 1996" will exhibit a large selection of books (several thousand) printed in both English and Greek. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to browse and explore a variety of themes such as: art, children's books, classical studies, cookbooks, culture, Greek-American studies, history, language courses, literature & fiction, modern Greek Studies, philosophy, poetry, religion, schoolbooks, travel guides, women's studies, as well as educational and cultural audio and video cassettes and computer software. During the course of this two day exhibition, noted authors and scholars will conduct lectures and workshops on site. This effort will be made a reality through the volunteer efforts of Greeks and philhellenes alike. With the support of all of us the treasures of Greece will be presented for all to share. A lasting gift through the written word.
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Literature Society request your support and patronage. We urge you to become part of it. Donations to the Hellenic Literature Society are tax deductible.
Following the trail of Greek voyagers throughout the ancient Mediterranean, including the myth of Jason and his Argonauts and the historical figure Alexander the Great, and into the New World, the exhibit charts the Greek immigrant experience. Curator: Theodora Vasils. For more information call (312) 726-1234.
Visitors - 141,715 Age: 99.4% - less than 44 years old. 31.6% - 25 to 34 years old 30% - 19 to 24 years old 18% - 13 to 18 years old 3.2% - less than 12 years old Gender: 57% - Female 43% - Male Status: 83.8% - of married couples had no children 79.8% - bachelors 50.7% - Not gainfully employed Education: 49.8% - Lyceum graduates 27.4% - AEI graduates 6.7% - TEI graduates Information on New Publications: 50.1% - Bookstore browsing 35.9% - Newspaper/magazine advertising 31.4% - Book exhibits 7.9% - Literary magazines Read Foreign Literature: 61.8% - Female 36.9% - Male
All those interested in further increasing their comprehension of the Hellenic tradition to world culture should indulge themselves in viewing Woody Allen's latest writing/directorial effort, "Mighty Aphrodite." That the film is a pleasant enough experience is a distant secondary consideration to experiencing his ingenious interpolations balancing modernity with that of the classic Hellenic theater.
Although with much more of a brilliant and audacious stretch due to the historical and cultural differences created by the chasms of time, Allen utilizes a literary technique similar to that which he did in "Play It Again Sam". reworking his contemporaneous ideas regarding love and romance shrewdly ensconced within unusually clever interspersions of ancient Hellenic tragedy, its stylistic Greek chorus, its divinities; the ironic Teiresias, who though blind, "see," and of course, its immortal Mighty Aphrodite, goddess of love.
For all Hellenophiles Allen's film allows a most pleasant professorial recourse to the understanding and experiencing of the classic Greek theater, not only for its valued place during its own time, but as means to perceive its continued pertinence and value right up to now.
THE GOLDEN GREEK: AN ALL AMERICAN STORY, by N. Tsiotos & A. Dabilis
For the glorious decade, from 1945-55, Harry Agganis ruled sports headlines across the United States. He was a quadruple threat All-America football star and one of the most sought after baseball players. But the story of Harry Agganis is his clean-cut life and love for family, friends and church - until tragedy struck suddenly. This, for the first time, is the story of the man they called "The Golden Greek."
245 pages, 6.0x9.0 inches, Paper, $ 17.95
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 Hellen, Austin helps to clarify the problematic relation between beauty and honor and between ugliness and shame in ancient Greece.
223, 6.3x9.4, Cloth, $ 29.95
THE MIRACLE: A TRUE STORY, by Leonidas Koumakis
The purpose of this book is to communicate through both historical evidence and the author's personal experiences, the Turkish policy against Hellenism and beyond. The evidence presented is only a small portion of the available fact base listed in the biography of 400 references. It is a work written with anguish. A superb historical narration that one reads without interruptions. It is a message and a contribution that should become part of the Greek National Heritage. The author was born and educated in Constantinople. He was forced to interrupt his high school education because he was deported together his father in 1964.
190 pages, 5.7x8.2 inches, Cloth, $17.00
VIDEO:LIFE, TIMES AND WONDERS OF ATHENS & ANCIENT GREECE
The Golden Age of Greece is magnificently recreated by archaeologists, historians and video artists. Ancient Greece and 25 of the most significant structures and monuments, as originally built, come alive as Greek customs and daily life are revealed through computer graphics, archival film and classic art. Tour the Acropolis in the 5th Century B.C. Gaze at the statue of Athena and the Parthenon, the pride and joy of the Athenians, Walk the Agora, Theatre of Dionysus, Olympia and the Temple of Zeus. Stand before Delphi's Temple of Apollo, Travel to Mycenae, Santorini and Atlantis, the legendary lost continent. It is all here - places and events that have fired the imaginations of people for centuries. Greek Gods and Goddesses, thinkers and builders, athletes and heroes. Ancient Greece was a civilization like no other in history.
Video Cassette: Approx. 70 minutes. $ 29.95
O ASHMENIOS KATHREPTHS, tns Magdas Nikolaidou
H suggrafeas kivei uparkseis zwvtaves, ara euthrastes, se evav kosmo apovekrwmevo mesa se mia afngnsn pou makrav apexei apo tnv tragwdia - n abastaxtn elafrotnta tou apodidei me to kalutero duvato tropo tnv oduvn alla kai tnv autokatastrofn twv proswpwv. Oi guvaikes givovtai pragmatika "to mellov tou kosmou" ki h texvn katafugio. Grafn truferh ki ekkrnktikn tautoxrova. (T. Dnmntroulia)
109 selides, $ 14.00
DEKA MYTHOI KAI MIA ISTORIA, tou Nikou Papavdreou
H despotikn morfn tou patera, dnlwtikn mias nremns ki omws avamfisbntntns duvamns, afnvei to stigma tns aveksaleipto pavw stis avamnnseis. Auto pou apasxolei to suggrafea dev eivai movo h avapolnsn alla kuriws n eksereuvnsn tns logotexvikns duvatotntas. Idiws otav autn pngazei apo tis parakatathnkes mias proswpikns istorias m' eurnteres ethvikes proektaseis. (N. Kwtsiou)
224 selides, $ 18.50
KAREKLES KAI SKAMNIA, tou Hlia Petropoulou
Me emfasn stnv etumologia twv diaforwv leksewv, pou snmaivouv "kathisma", me avadromes sta didagmata palaioterwv laografwv, kai me plnthos sxediwv, pivakwv kai fwtografiwv avadeiknuetai h tapeivotnta, alla kai n laografikn spoudaiotnta twv kareklwv kai twv skamniwv. To gnwsto ufos tou suggrafea apodeikvuetai gia alln mia fora katallnlo oxnma, pou odngei tov avagvwstn stnv apolausn. H ekdosn suvodeuetai apo mia prometwpida tou zwgrafou Saravtn Karabouzn. (G. Kevtrwtns)
64 selides, $ 8.75
STH GH TOY ERWTA, tou Dnmntrn Deilinou
O Deilivos prospathei me glafuro tropo va mas metaferei sta problnmata poluteleias pou avtimetwpizouv oi Ellnves diplwmates mesa stnv kosmopolitikn atmosfaira pou zouv. Me aformn tn metathesn evos diplwmatn apo tov metaksevio paradeiso tns Eurwpaikns Evwsns stnv kolasn tou Irak, o suggrafeas perigrafei me arketn dosn kuvismou pws parevebn n dunamn tou xrnmatos me efoplistiko mavdua gia va glitwsei to vearo diplwmatn apo to epibeblnmevo ergo tou. (A. Kovtakidns)
170 selides, $ 14.50
GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
TO GREEKS AND NON-GREEK ALIKE,
A GIFT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET ....
A BOOK OF GREEK LITERATURE!
November 21 - January 7 * New York, NY - EXHIBITION. "FROM PENTELICON TO THE PARTHENON"
Series of drawings by the architect Manolis Korres on display at the Foundation for Hellenic Culture, 7 W 57th Street. For further information call (212) 308-6908.
December 2 - January 21 * Cambridge, MA - EXHIBIT. "REFLECTIONS FROM SANTORINI"
Paintings by Nancy Lang, are currently on exhibit at the Greek Institute Gallery, 108 Massachusetts Ave. For information call (617) 547-4779.
January 5-7 * Seattle, WA - SKI RETREAT
The Young Adult League Ski Retreat will be held during Epiphany Weekend at Buck Creek Lodge. This year's theme is "Orthodox Christian Stewardship." For more information and registration call Christine or Irene Argue at (206) 232-5905.
January 5-22 * Baltimore, MD - TRAVEL-STUDY COURSE ON THE HISTORY OF CRETE.
The History department of Towson State University. Involves a trip to Greece. Contact A. Blumfield (410) 830-2911, TSU. Towson MD 21204.
January 6 * Tarpon Springs, FL - EXHIBIT
As part of the Helleniad '96 - A Tribute to the Greek Culture," a number of exhibits will run at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave. throughout the month of January. For more information call (813) 942-5605.
January 11 * Cambridge, MA - LECTURE
Dr. Guido Magno, author of "The Healing Hand", will speak on "Highlights of Ancient Greek Medicine" at the Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Avenue, 8:00 PM. (617) 547-4770.
January 13 * Tarpon Springs, FL - WORKSHOP / LECTURE
Iconographer Artemis Mouretidou will speak on Byzantine iconography at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave. For more information call (813) 942-5605.
January 16 * Cambridge, MA - HELICON SOCIETY LECTURE
Professor Ioannis Miaoulis, Dean of Engineering, Tufts University, will speak on "Why Girls Shun Science and Math?", at the Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Avenue, 3:30 PM. (617) 547-4770.
January 17 - April 14 * New York, NY - EXHIBITION
Rare and renowned works of Hellenistic sculpture are the subject of an exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Pergamon: The Telephos Frieze from the Great Altar." For more information, call (212) 879-5500.
January 18 * Cambridge, MA - DRAMATIC READING
John Moore will read a translation of Sophocles' Ajax. The Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Ave. (617) 547-4770.
January 21 * New York, NY - THE HISTORY OF BYZANTINE ART: FROM ICONOCLASM TO THE CRUSADES
The Hellenic University Club and Parnassos Greek Cultural Society present Veronica Kalas, Byzantine art historian at NYU Institute of Fine Arts. The Holy Trinity Cathedral 319 E 74th St at 3:30 PM.
January 26-February 10 * Boston, MA - CINAMA FESTIVAL
The New Greek Cinema Festival will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. For film schedule call (617) 369-3305.
February 3-6 * St. Augustine, FL - PILGRIMAGE
The 14th annual pilgrimage to St. Photios Greek Orthodox Shrine. For further information and reservations call the St. Photios Foundation at (904) 829-8205.
February 8-11 * Silver Creek, CO - CONFERENCE
The Denver Diocese Young Adult League Members will host the seventh annual YAL show conference February 8-11, near Rocky Mountain National Park. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Lou Christopoulos dean of Annunciation Cathedral in Houston. His topic will be "Role of the Laity". For more information contact: Diocese of Denver, Office of Youth and Young Adult League Ministries. (303) 333-7794.
Cosmos Publishing Company - NJ, 201-664-3494: Books of Greek subject matter (Mail order)
Foundation for Hellenic Culture - NY, 212-308-6908 Non-profit organization supporting Greek cultural activities.
The GreekAmerican - NY, 718-626-7676: Weekly Newspaper (in English)
Greek American Women's Network - NJ, 201-944-4127 Provides support, contacts and shared information to women of Greek heritage.
Hellenic American Educators - NY, 212-777-7502 Educational organization affiliated with the United Federation of Teachers.
The Hellenic American Network - NJ, 201-664-3494: Mail order advertising, reaching over 1,000,000 Greek-Americans and 120,000 Greek-Canadians.
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