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The Andipa Icon Gallery in London is very proud to annouce the launch of its exhibition, Beyond Byzantium . . . Beyond Dreams, which shall be raising monies for the Cultural Center of Koimisis Tis Theotokou in Southampton. Please support this exercise to promote awareness and appreciation of our Byzantine and post-Byzantine history. The Andipa Icon Gallery who recently curated a small touring exhibition of icons from Russia, Greece, Constantinople, Egypt, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Dalmatia, Venice, Romania, etc. which was met with great success in Chicago and London, will be exhibiting at: Onassis Center for Hellenic Studies New York University 58 West 10th Street NY 10011 USA. 17th - 27th October 1996 9.00 - 5.00 weekdays. The Andipa Gallery is also exhibiting a collection of rare icons for sale at the Fifth Avenue Art and Antiques Show on 2 East 79th Street - one block from the Met) from 10th - 14th October, 11.00 - 7.00. Admission charge $8. The Onassis Center is planning an evening of lectures on Byzantine Icons and History to coincide with our exhibition, either 23 or 24 October, to be confirmed. Please call the Center for further details: (212) 998 3990.
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Over sixty high school students submitted research papers on an essay contest sponsored by the Hellenic American Educators Association on the subject, "Greece: Birthplace of the Olympic Games." Winners include Roxana Canacheu of Brooklyn Technical High School, who won first prize and a trip to Greece and Mache Mouzakis of the Bronx High School of Science, who won $200. All entrants received a certificate of participation.
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The Department of Classics at the University of Virginia announces a temporary position in Modern greek for the 1996-1997 academic year. Ph.D preferred (ABD considered). The rank will be instructor, the teaching load four courses, viz. first and second year Modern Greek each semester. the person appointed will participate in organizing a symposium on Modern greek literature. Please send letters of application and dossiers, including at least three letters of reference, to John F. Miller, Chair, Department of Classics, University of Virginia, 401 New Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Candiddates who wish to be considered for an interview at the APA meeting should send their materials to arrive by November 22, 19996.
With her first book (The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam, 1985), Bat Ye'or - "Daughter of the Nile" - broke new ground. In this new study, well translated from the French with additional documents, the author provides a lucid analysis of the dogmas and strategies of "Jihad" - a holy war - offering a vast panorama of the history of Christians and Jews under the rule of Islam. Their epic story sheds light on the areas of fusion, interdependence and confrontation between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The topicality of international terrorism has familiarised the world with the term "Jihad." For nearly thirty years this word has been linked to war of terrorism, first waged against Israel, then in Europe and the Americas. Few, however, understand the meaning of "jihad" - a war that originated in Arabia nearly fourteen centuries ago - which still plays a significant role in current international politics. Most people are unaware that the Arab Mediterranean lands - and also Turkey and Iraq - which now almost entirely Muslim, were formerly Christian countries possessing substantial Jewish communities. In two waves of Islamic expansion, the Christian and Jewish populations of these areas who had developed the most prestigious civilizations of the time, were conquered by "jihad." Bat Ye'or describes the Islamisation process of millions of Christians from Spain, Egypt, Syria, Greece and Armenia; Latins and Slavs from southern and central Europe; as well as Jews, during a millennium of "Jihad." After the Islamic conquest, the laws pertaining to "jihad" were imposed on the vanquished non-Muslim peoples. These regulations, enshrined in the "shari'a," initiated a process of Islamisation for those Christian civilizations. The author sees four principal causes for this transformation; the collaboration of numerous political and religious elites with Muslim rulers in exchange for personal and fiscal advantages; the enslavement, over the centuries, of large numbers of Christians, particularly children; fiscal oppression; and institutional degradation and persecution. To define this Islamisation process of Christian societies, Bat Ye'or coined a new word: "dhimmitude." The "civilisations of dhimmitude" are those of the native Christians and Jews, living as "dhimmis" in their own lands, conquered by "jihad" and henceforth ruled by Islamic law (the shari'a). These various civilisations of dhimmitude have characteristics in common and - she asserts - should be studied as a specific category of human history. The book contains a valuable documentation section, including extracts from Christian Armenian and Syrian medieval chronicles, many of which are here available in English for the first time. They movingly describe the Islamisation, through suffering and heroism, of mainly Christian populations, but also of Jews. The general reader learns this history from the actors themselves, who inform us of the various aspects of an irreversible process of transformation, providing flesh and spirit to the momentum of history. Hitherto unpublished British diplomatic reports of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provide insights that will fascinate academics and the general reader. They will also confirm and explain, up to modern times, the historical trends in the history of dhimmitude. Many illustrations, contemporary to the events described, add a vivid touch in this drama. An important section covers the nineteenth century Christian rebellion against the laws of dhimmitude - and the consequence of these uprisings and wars of liberation in the Balkans, Armenia and in Palestine, which have resonant echoes today. A knowledge of this history is essential in order to understand contemporary events and developments so that future challenges can be faced within a context of positive religious dialogue and reconciliation. Born in Egypt, Bat Ye'or is a recognized specialist on the dhimmis and "dhimmitude." She broke new ground with "The DhimmiQ Jews and Christians under Islam (French 1980; English 1985, 4th reprint 1996). "The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam: From Jihad to Dhimmitude" is a translation of her second book on the subject. Its French publications established the author's reputation as an innovative thinker in a new field of research.
THE GREEK EAST AND THE LATIN WEST, A STUDY IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION, by Philip Sherrard The division of Christiandom into the Greek East and the Latin West has its origins far back in history but its consequences still affect Europe, and thus Western civilization. Philip Sherrard's study seeks to indicate both the fundamental character and some of the consequences of this division. Hepoints especially to the underlying metaphysical bases of Greek Christian thought, and contrasts them with those of the Latin West; he argues persuasively that the philosophical and even theological differences, remote as they might seem from practical affairs, are symptoms of a deep divergence of outlook that has profoundly affected the history of ideas and hence the whole course of European history. What gives this book its value is its emphasis on the transcendent character of the Christian revelation and its appeal for a wider recognition of the Eastern mystique. Reprint of the 1959 Oxford edition with amendments and the addition of an appendix. 212 pages, 5.4x8.2 inches, Paper
PORTRAIT OF A GREEK MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, by Juliet du Boulay This book distils the author's experience, as a young traveller and later an anthropologist, of a way of life which, although seen here in a Greek context, was in its essentials once common throughout the world. Simple archetypal houses, terraced fields and plunging forests, the love of land and family, unceasing labour, a vivid community life, and a continual drama of jokes and quarrels formed the texture of Greek village life for centuries until the changes of the last decades. This book ranks with John Campbell's study of northern Greek shepherds as one of the best two books written about Greece in this century. The author analyses the poignant moment in the days of a traditional village. It is not romantic of her to emphasize that in the change something is lost which is not replaced by higher levels of consumption. Reprint of the 1974 Oxford edition with amendments and additional plates. 296 pages, 16 B&W plates 5.4x8.2 inches, Paper
RHIGAS VELESTINLIS, THE PROTO-MARTYR OF THE GREEK REVOLUTION, by C.M. Woodhouse Rigas of Velestino (1757-1798) popularly known as Rhigas Pheraios, is one of the greatest national heroes of modern Greece for it was he who some thirty years before the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 first conceived the possibility of a full-scale ntional revolution to free Greece from the domination of its Ottoman overlords. His aim was not simply an armed rebellion but a regeneration of his people, through education, literature and social and political awareness. To this end he wrote patriotic stories, poems, scientific lectures, he published maps and translations, and drafted a constitution, and he was the first Greek to insist that the popular language, or demotic Greek, should become the country's official language. But he was not to witness the realisation of his vision. On his way to stir up the Greeks of the Mani he was betrayed, arrested in Trieste by the Austrian police, extradited to the Turkish authorities and executed, with seven colleagues, at Belgrade. This book is the first comrehensive study of Rhiga's life and ideas in English. 180 pages, Paper or Cloth, 5.4x8.2 inches, 14 B&W illustrations.
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KARPATHOS - H AGNWSTH GEITONISSA, by Aleksavdra Staurakakn Eva odoiporiko stnv akritikn Karpatho pou suvarpazei me to meraki kai tn frovtida pou exei fraftei. H suggrafeas dev arkeitai movo se mia touristikn kai stegvn perigrafn tou vnsiou, alla evtupwsiazei me tn glafyrotnta kai akribeia twv perigrafwv twv touristikwv kai mn kallovwv tou vnsiou kai tnv avafora kai tis sugkriseis tns me palaiotera taksidiwtika biblia kai keimeva. Epipleov suvdeei kapoia apo ta topwvumia me topwvumia allwv ellnvikwv vnsiwv kai kavei kapoies euloges kai mn suvdeseis. Prosferei plnrofories gia tn muthologia, tnv istoria, th gewgrafia kai tn dioiknsn tou vnsiou kai suvexizei me eva avalutiko odoiporiko sta Katw kai Pavw xwria tou vnsiou. Idiaitern mveia aksizei to trito meros tou bibliou pou kaluptei ta politistika stoixeia tou vnsiou, apo tis evdumasies kai tn dialekto ws ta klnrovomika ethima kai ta prwtotokia. Avamfisbntnta evas plnrns odngos tou vnsiou me tn mikrn paratnrnsn oti, isws, oi diadromes sta Pavw kai Katw xwria va rprepe va xwristouv se upokefalaia. 164 selides, 1995
TA PROSFYGOPOYLA, by Iwavva Mpoukoubala Avagvwstou Eva omorfo biblio tns polugrafotatns, alla paragvwrismevns suggrafea, pou exei ws nrwes mikra paidia. To biblio parousiazei tria prosfugopoula tns Mikrasiatikns katastrofns, paidia orfava, pou eznsav tn ftwxeia kai tn mizeria tou kserizwmou. O Fwtos, mazi me tov Petro, psaxvei va brei tnv aderfn tou, th Margarita, stis diafores poleis tns Thrakns. H suggrafeas mesa apo zwnra epeisodia mas perigrafei sknves tns tote zwns kai mas divei stoixeia gia kathe poln. To biblio eivai eukolodiabasto kai polu epikairo, kathws kai snmera dipla mas, n prosfugia talaipwrn xiliades athwa paidia. 96 selides, 1996
STON HLIO MOIRA - POIHMATA, by Thavasns Xatzopoulos Evas ap' tous gvwstoterous kai alnthina talavtouxos veotatos pointns, katathetei alln mia pointikn agwvia tou, pou perikleietai ap' to dramatiko trigwvo avthrwpos-thavatos-siwph. H aristn texvikn, kathws episns kai n aparamilln tasn tou gia eksagwgn eikovwv apo kathnmerives eksapseis, me xamnlofwvo omws tropo epikoivwvias, divouv sth sullogn miav opsn tapeivns kai metrnmevns palns me to agvwsto, pou kuriarxei stn zwn, alla kai meta ap' autnv. O avthrwpos sav uparksiakn alla kai koivwvikn ovtotnta, o thavatos pou tov akolouthei se kathe bnma kai, telos, n abastaxtn siwpn, xaraktnrizouv to suvtomo perasma tou, pou movo oi pointes mporesav va ermnveusouv. Me plousia lektikn gkama o pointns paraservei se topous, opou n oln thematologia parallassei tnv empveusn me tn zofern gvwmn peri kevotafiou. 152 selides, 1996
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October 17 * New York, NY - RECITAL The Cultural Committee of the Holy Trinity Cathedral 337 E 74th St, will present a music recital by renowned guitarist Evangelos and Liza at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. For further information, call 212-288-3215.
October 18 - 19 * Brookline, MA - CONFERENCE Hellenic College will hold a two-day conference entitled "Hellenism and Orthodoxy," at the Maliotis Cultural Center. Academicians and researchers from around the nation will examine the topic's aspects as they appear in history, religion, philosophy and education. Rev. Dr. Demetrios Constantelos, Charles Cooper Townsend Professor of History and Religious Studies at Stockton College, NJ, will be the keynote speaker. The conference will feature a reception at the end of each day. All events are free of charge and open to the public. For further information, call 617-731-3500, ext 253, 273, or 274.
October 19 * New York, NY - READING The Greek-American Writer's Association presents Gail Hplst-Warhaft reading her own poems and her translations of Nikos Kavadias. The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.; 6:00 - 8:00 pm. $5.00 admission includes the first drink. Phone: 212-989-9319.
October 21 * Denver, CO - LECTURE The Hellenic-American Cultural Association of Colorado will present a lecture on "Some Aspects of Ancient Greek Religion" by Zeph Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Harvard University, Boston. The event is free and open to the public and it will be held at the Auditorium of the Hellenic Community Center of the Assumption Cathedral, 4610 East Alameda Avenue at 7:00 pm. A reception follows the program. For more information you may contact John Sofos at 970-482-7417 home, 970-491-7703 work, 970-491-0278 fax.
October 24 * Roslyn Heights, NY - LECTURE The Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church will present a lecture by brigette L. Nacos, adjunct professor of Political Science, Columbia University on "The media and American Politics." The lecture will begin at 7:30 pm at the church, 108 Warner Ave. Refreshments will be served following the talk. For further information, call 516-625-0900.
October 26 * * Denver, CO - SHOW The Hellenic-American Cultural Association of Colorado will present an audio-visual Show "Sounds and Images of an Epic." A program by the youth celebrating the 28th of October. The event is free and open to the public and it will be held at the Auditorium of the Hellenic Community Center of the Assumption Cathedral, 4610 East Alameda Avenue at 6:00 pm. A reception follows the program. For more information you may contact John Sofos at 970-482-7417 home, 970-491-7703 work, 970-491-0278 fax.
November 2 * Toronto, CANADA - PERFORMANCE The Toronto AHEPA will hold its annual Charity Ball "A Night With the Gods" on Saturday, November 2, 1996, at the Marriott Eaton Centre Grand Ballroom, 525 Bay St.. Special Feature: an excerpt performance by the cast of Aristophanes' "Clouds". The Charity Ball will be in support of Hellenic Studies - University Permanent Chair. For information call (905) 279 8631.
November 7-10 * Brookline, MA - CONFERENCE The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion will hold its 10th national conference "Sickness of Sin? Diagnosis or Discernment," at Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology. The Very Reverend Philotheos Faros of Athens, will present the keynote address. For further information, call Janice Romano at 617-868-6557.
November 8 * Peabody, VA - SYMPOSIUM Symposium in modern Greek studies at the University of Virginia. Peabody 106, 3:00 -5:30 pm. Welcome and Opening Remarks: John F. Miller, Acting Chair, Dept. of Classics. 3:15-3:45 Diskin Clay. Professor of Classics, Duke University; Paper: The Marble Present: The Early Poetry of George Seferis. 3:45-4:15 Maria Hatzigeorgiou; Research Associate, Department of Classics, Colgate University; Paper: Modern Greek Laments and the Hymn to Demeter: A Female Voice? 4:15-4:30 Break. 4:30-5:00 Pavlos Sfyroeras; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Colgate University; Paper: Built on Blood. Foundation Sacrifices in Homer, Folksongs and the Poetry of George Seferis. Receptiomn ib Peabody.
November 9 * Peabody, VA - READING University of Virginia Peabody 106. Readings and translations in modern Greek poetry 9:30-10:00 Coffee and refreshments. 10:00 -10:15 Welcome; Vanessa Karahalios presiding. 10:15- 10:45 Daniel Mendelsohn, Writer and Critic; Title: Love and Remembrance: Readings and Translations of Selected Poems by Constantine Cavafy. 10:45-11:15 Theocharis C. Theocharis, lecturer, Harvard University, editor, Boston Book Review. Title: Body, Remember: Readings and Translations from Selected Poems by Constantine Cavafy. 11:15-11:30 Break. 11:30-12:00. Diskin Clay, Professor of Classics, Duke University; Readings and Translations from Select Modern Greek Poets.
November 12, * Denver, CO - LECTURE The Hellenic-American Cultural Association of Colorado will present a lecture on "Alexander the Great ad His Legacy" by Emst Fredricksmeyer, Professor, Department of Classics, University of Colorado Boulder. The event is free and open to the public and it will be held at the Auditorium of the Hellenic Community Center of the Assumption Cathedral, 4610 East Alameda Avenue at 7:00 pm. A reception follows the program. For more information you may contact John Sofos at 970-482-7417 home, 970-491-7703 work, 970-491-0278 fax.
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