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Book exhibit of Greek literature and culture. September 21 and 22 at the United Federation of Teachers Headquarters, 260 Park Ave. South, 2nd Floor, New York City (between 20th & 21st Streets). The event is free and open to the public. For more information and reservations please call 201-666-7374 or write to the HLS. Pleases specify sessions preferred.
Book Exhibit Sep. 21 & 22 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Traditional Greek Costumes Exhibit Sep. 21 & 22 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (presented by Ms. Despina Tsiouris) Povereta Salonica, The Holocaust in Greece Sep. 21 & 22 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (presented by the Foundation for the Advancement of SephardicStudies & Culture) Lectures & Discussion Panels
Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996
9:00 - 9:55 am Registration, coffee & koulourakia; welcome remarks
Session 1. Greek culture on the threshold of the millennium 10:00-11:05 am Nicholas Gage - Author Alexandros Mourchogiannis - Greek Tourist Organization Yiorgos Chouliaras - Poet. Greek Press & Information Office
Session 2. Greek literature at the end of the century 11:10 - 12:20 pm Bamgelis Calotychos - New York University Stathis Gourgouris - Princeton University Neni Panourgia - Princeton University
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break 12:30 - 1:30 pm Cooking demonstration by Agrotikon restaurant Sampling of estate wines from Greece by Athenee Importers & Distributors Ltd.
Session 3. Selected topics in Greek history 1:30 - 2:50 pm Dimitris Katsarelias - Queens College; Deputy Director of the Foundation for Hellenic Culture Constantine Hadzidimitriou - Historian George Kyriakopoulos - Columbia University
Session 4. Cyprus' literary contributions to Western civilization 2:55 - 3:50 pm Christos Moustras - Cyprus Tourist Office Demetrios Theophylactou - Cyprus Mission to the United Nations
Session 5. Classical Greek culture and Afro-centrism 4:00 - 4:50 pm Mary Lefkowitz - Wellesley College
Session 6. The Poets of Greece; two Nobel Prize winners 4:55 - 5:55 pm Vassiliki Kekela - Educator Constance Tagopoulos - Queens College
6:00 - 6:30 pm Meet the lecturers - coffee & koulourakia
7:00 pm Exhibit closes
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996
9:00 - 9:55 am Registration, coffee & koulourakia; welcome remarks
Session 7. Greek American contributions to American sports 10:00 - 10:45 am Nick Tsiotos - Educator Andy Dabilis - Reporter, The Boston Globe
Session 8. The Jews of Greece 10:50 - 11:50 pm Alexander Kitroeff - Haverford College Jane Gerber - City University of New York
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break 12:00 - 1:00 pm Cooking demonstration by Periyali restaurant Sampling of estate wines from Greece by Athenee Importers & Distributors Ltd.
Session 3. The art of the translator 1:05 - 2:25 pm Karen Van Dyck - Columbia University Edmund Keeley - Princeton University Peter Bien - Dartmouth College
Session 10. Myth, tales and stories 2:30 - 3:35 pm Barbara Aliprantis - Storyteller John Kallas - Author Lili Bita - Poet and actress
Session 11. From the margin to the center; other poetic voices 3:40-5:00 pm Barbara Lekatsas - Hofstra College Dean Kostos - Poet Eleni Fourtouni - Author
Session 12. Rembetika: the deep songs of Greece 5:05 - 6:05 pm Gail Holst-Warhaft - Cornell University
Session 13. The Essence of Hellenism 5:35 - 6:05 pm Liana Theodoratou - New York University
6:10 - 6:40 pm Meet the lecturers - coffee & koulourakia
7:00 pm Exhibit closes
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The University Of Patras, Patras, Greece, is organizing The 1st World Congress on "Ancient Greece and the Modern World" at the cite of Ancient Olympia, June 1 to 5, 1997 Full proceedings will be published and papers will be indexed in SYNOPSIS, The Greek Studies Index, Gordon & Breach Publishers. Languages of the Congress are Greek and English. Paper submission procedures, the Organizing and the Scientific Committees and the sponsors will be announced shortly. Tentative list of topics The nature of the ancient Greek religion, education, philosophy, science, art, athletics and other cultural activities from the view-point of the modern world and the universality of the Greek thought Topics on particular authors in relation with the modern world. For example, science in Homer-philosophy in Hesiod-comparative study of the ancient Greek civilization with other ones-the relation of the European culture with the ancient Greek culture. The Olympic spirit into the modern world. The diachronic development of the Hellenism. Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. The 18th century constitutions and the ancient Greek political thought. The Alexandrians and the engineering philosophy in the Arab world. Modern health sciences and the Greek medicine. Modern computing and the Hellenistic science. Mutlticulturalism in USA and "Black Athena" The ancient theater today. Ancient Greek, Byzantine and modern Greek music. The idea of peace and the amphictyoniae in ancient Greece. The ancient Greek and the modern religions. The survival of the arts in the modern world: music, poetry, fine arts, architecture, etc. The cosmopolitan ideas in ancient Greece. Women, eros, entertainment, human rights, slavery, urban development, military technology, alliances in Ancient Greece and the Modern World. Teaching and research of the Greek thought and language. The relation of the Ancient Greek language with Modern Greek and other languages. Because in the further aims of the Congress is the revival and development of the Olympic Cultural ideals, during the Congress there will be round-table discussions and cultural events related with the ancient Greek arts and the modern Greek and world tradition. Please, mail or Fax intention to participate, including name, affiliation, address, phone, fax, e-mail, and tentative title of papers to: Gerasimos Lyberatos, Professor and Vise-Rector University of Patras, 26110 Patras, GREECE Tel: (061)-991-040, FAX: (061)-991-711, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Dimarogonas, W. Palm Professor of Mechanical Design Campus Box 1185, Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130, USA Tel: (314)-935-6091, FAX: (314)-935-4014, e-mail: email@example.com For more information contact the above persons or http://www.me.wustl.edu/hellas/olympia1.htm
GREEK CUISINE AND GREEK PASTRIES AND DESSERTS, by Vefa Alexandrou More than baklava and stuffed grape leaves, Greek cuisine is complex, having religious significance and close ties with tradition and native culture. Almost every occasion has a signature dish, and Alexiadou's "Greek Cuisine" shows you how to create these symbolic dishes. More like a two volume encyclopedia than a cookbook series, both books are overflowing with pictures, informative text, delicious recipes and serving suggestions. "Greek Cuisine" features eight categories of food including Appetizers, Soups and Sauces, Salads, Pies (or what we call casseroles), Vegetables, Meats, Fish and Seafood, and Poultry. With almost 300 fabulous recipes there are innumerable combinations possible and something for everyone. Especially flavorful are the dishes that use seafood, such as Sole Filets Rolled with Shrimp, Sea Bass with Mayonnaise and Skewered Swordfish. The second book in the series offers an exquisite look at what Greek baking is all about - luscious preserved fruits, tortes, compotes, phyllo pastries, nut and syrup cakes and leavened breads commonly eaten to ring in the New Year. Alexiadou also includes a minidictionary of culinary terms and helpful information for measuring ingredients accurately. The recipes, though slightly involved, are clear and above all authentic, which makes the time in the kitchen time well spend.
THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES: A comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War, by Robert B. Strassler Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession for all time," and indeed it is the first and still the most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Strassler's new edition not only provides a new coherence to the narrative overall but effectively reconstructs the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers, this book includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety and depth, and numerous other useful features. Readers will find that with this edition they can dip into the text at any point and be immediately oriented with regard to the geography, season, date, and stage of the conflict. 706 pgs, 7.5x9.5 inches, Cloth
MONASTERIES OF GREECE, by Chris Hellier Dramatically sited monasteries, built on cliff-tops or hidden in remote valleys, are one of the most characteristic sights of rural Greece. This book takes us inside some of the more remarkable houses; to the semi-autonomous theological community of Mount Athos, the leading center of orthodox monasticism for over a thousand years, and to the soaring pinnacles of the Meteora massif, site of the perched "monasteries of the air." On Patmos, the holiest island, stands the fortified monastery of Saint John, near the grotto where, according to tradition, Saint John had his Apocalyptic vision. And in the central Peloponnese lie the ruins of Mistra, once the "Florence of the Orient," where the last group of medieval monasteries were built during the final flourish of Byzantine power. The monasteries contain some of the greatest and most venerated treasures of the orthodox world: fragments of the True Cross, ornate reliquaries, and innumerable icons. The monastery churches of Daphni and Saint Luke glitter with an astonishing cycle of eleventh century mosaics, while others are decorated with Byzantine frescoes of saints and martyrs and biblical scenes. 224 pages, 10.0x12.5 inches, Coth, Over 100 full color photographs
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THA SE KANW BIBLIO, tns Katerivas Skaliwra Apeiln, pou n pragmatwsn tns apotherapeuei, apotelei to prwto meros tou titlou tou afngnmatos tns Skaliwra, mia apeiln tns prwtoproswpns afngntrias tns pou biwvei tov xwrismo tns apo tov avtra. Dyo xrovia meta tha mporesei va grapsei gia ta suvaisthnmata tns auta ksepervwvtas kai tov fobo tns movaksias tns. Embolima, mia alln tritoproswph, kuriws, kai aproswpn afngnmatikn fwvn perigrafei stigmes tns nrwidas, ynv akouei, tn sumbouleuei, parapempovtas se kati perissotero apo mia filn. se mia psuxologo. Afngnma elleiptiko, pointiko alla me perierxomevo pou dev ksefeugei apo tnv apopeira metaforas evos guvaikeiou biwmatos xwrismou me movosnmavtn kateuthunsn. 68 selides, 1996
TO ORAMA THS ISOTIMIAS THS GYNAIKAS, tns Pepn Darakn H Darakn ksekivnse va grafei gia tn guvaika "stov agwva tns zwns" apo to 1959 ndn. Saravta xrovia twra, n egvoia tns gia tn guvaika kai to paidi, tnv exei odngnsei se movopatia skepsns govima gia to guvaikeio kivnma, tis idiaiterotntes tns guvaikeias fusns. Tnv idia stigmn, oi agwves kai oi avnsuxies tns tnv odngnsav kai stnv paratnrnsn kai katagrafn twv diakrisewv pou eksakolouthouv va diepouv tnv avtimetwpisn tns guvaikas mexri snmera. Etsi, to dokimio tns apotelei to katastalagma mias makrias empeirias kai agwvias. H suggrafeas dierxetai ev suvtomia tn mntriarxia, tn muthologia kai tn Biblo gia va stathei perissotero stis istorikes periodous, stnv klasikn arxaiotnta, to Mesaiwva. Steketai sto rolo twv guvaikwv stnv ellnvikn epavastasn tou 1821 kai eksetazei tis aparxes tou femivistikou kivnmatos stn xwra mas, opws kai to rolo tns guvaikas sto sosialismo. H snmavtikotern avotnta omws eivai n teleutaia pou avaferetai afevos stis kataktnseis tou guvaikeiou kivnmatos, afeterou sta vea kathnkovta pou prokuptouv apo tis vees sunthnkes. Dieisdutikn n avalusn twv duskoliwv pou n sugxrovn guvaika avtimetwpizei logw tns pollaplotntas kai tns sugkrousns twv rolwv pou tns apodidovtai, n avalusn twv euthuvwv tou sustnmatos alla kai twv avdrwv, kathws kai twv prooptikwv pou avoigovtai' H Darakn egrapse eva biblio gia tnv isotimia twv guvaikwv, pou eksakolouthei va paramevei orama, me bathia pistn stn duvatotnta ulopoinsns tou. 502 selides, 1995
TO XRONIKO MIAS DIKHS, tou Thavasn Papavtwviou H "Ypothesn twv 11 aeroporwv" eivai mia makrivn istoria. Kapou sto telos tou 1951 dnmiourgnthnke thorubos gia doliofthores se aeroskafn tns Polemikns Aeroporias ki eprepe va brethouv evoxoi. Etsi suvelnfthnsav aksiwmatikoi kai upaksiwmatikoi tns aeroporias kai avamesa tous kai o suggrafeas autou tou bibliou pou eixe tote to bathmo tou arxismnvia. Parapemfthnkav se dikn sto Diarkes Stratodikeio Aeroporias, merikoi katadikastnkav se thavato ki oi perissoteroi se poives katheirksns gia polla xrovia. Meta apo tessera xrovia apodeixthnke oti ntav suvwmosia kai oi 11 aeroporoi, basavismevoi kai stigmatismevoi athwwvovtai, alla sto edwlio dev kathisav oi suvwmotes. To biblio tou Papavtwviou epixeirei va kalupsei ta keva pou afnsav oi apofaseis kai ta praktika twv triwv stratodikeiwv. Me tn duvamn tns mvnmns o suggrafeas eksngei pws oi aeroporoi pou amvnsteuthnkav, apokatastathnkav oxi gia logous skopimotntas, alla giati pragmatika ntav athwoi.
PSYXH MPLE KAI KOKKINH, tou Perikln Sfuridn Douleuovtas dieksodika, me tn bontheia tns mvnmns, tis istorikes periodous pou snmadepsav tnv poreia autou tou topou, o gnwstos logotexvns kai giatros P. Sfuridns, katathetei tnv proswpikn tou muthologia, pisteuovtas oti tha sugkivnsei tous palioterous kai tha sxnmatisei tnv agourn, gia keives tisstigmes, gvwmei twv veoterwv. Pragmati, me gorgo kai zwnro logo, me proikismevn afngnmatikn peva kai me parathesn gvnsiwv gegovotwv kai peristatikwv, h "Psuxn mple kai kokkivn" mpaivei sto pedio tns logotexvikns avalusns thriabeutika kai suvama emploutizei to pavtheov paromoiwv katathesewv. Etsi pou me aksova tnv pragmatikotnta, h estw tnv alnthofaveia tns, va dromologei mia proodeutikotatn stasn apevavti se keiva pou xaraxtnkav sto mualo me tn bontheia mias biwmatikns sxesns, pou o xrovos afeidws prosefere. 324 selides, 1996
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September 6 * Athens, Greece - CONCERT Liza Minelli will perform in concert at the Herod Atticus theater. The Athens Festival box office is located at 4 Stadiou Street. For ticket availability, call 011-301-322-1459 or 322-2111-19 ext. 240.
September 10 * Toronto, Canada - THE FILM 'CAVAFY' The world premiere of the film "Cavafy" by director Yiannis Smaragdis will be held at the Toronto Festival. The film will be Greece's official contribution to the festival, which will run from September 5-15. Dimitris Kataleifou, who stars in the film, will also be present at the premiere. The score to the film has been composed by internationally renowned Greek composer Vangelis Papathanasiou. The film was produced by the Greek Film Center, ET1 and Mr.Smaragdis. For more information e-mail June Samaras 103655,email@example.com.
September 10-20 * Toronto, Canada - THEATER PERFORMANCE The National Theatre of Greece will perform ELEKTRA at Massey Hall. Directed by Lydia Konoirdou. Artistic Director Nikos Kourkoulos. For more information e-mail June Samaras 103655,firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 17 * Athens, Greece - CONCERT Avant garde singer Diamanda Galas will perform at the Lycabettus theater. The Lycabettus theater box office can be reached at 011-301-722-7233.
September 19-22 * Athens, Greece - DANCE The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a pioneering contemporary dance troupe, will perform at the Herod Atticus theater. The Athens Festival box office is located at 4 Stadiou Street. For ticket availability, call 011-301-322-1459 or 322-2111-19 ext. 240.
October 2 * Toronto, Canada - CULINARY ODYSSEY OF GREECE At the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto. Panel discussions on Greek food by famous cooks and writers:Rosemary Barron, James Chatto, Diane Kochilas, Aglaia Kremezi, Paula Wolfert. For more information e-mail June Samaras 103655,email@example.com.
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