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Ancient Greece and the Modern World, Olympia, June 1997

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From: "HR-Net News Distribution Manager" <dist@hri.org>

Originally From: add@mecf.wustl.edu

OLYMPIA-1: THE 1st WORLD CONGRESS ON

"Ancient Greece and the Modern World"

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, Patras, Greece

Ancient Olympia, June 1 to 5, 1997

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

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

A 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.

Intention of participation form:

(please, fill and mail or FAX to one of the addresses below or use e-mail or the www addresses)


Name______________________________________________________

Affiliation___________________________________________________

Address_______________________________ City__________________

Mail Code________ State________________________

Telephone______________FAX ______________e-mail_____________

Please, include me in the distribution list ______

If applicable, fill the following lines:

I propose the additional topic(s)________________________________

I plan to submit a paper with the tentative title_____________________


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.me.wustl.edu/hellas/olympia1.htm

OR:

Gerasimos Lyberatos, Professor and Vise-Rector
University of Patras, 26110 Patras, GREECE
Tel: (061)-991-040, FAX: (061)-991-711,
e-mail: gnikif@med.upatras.gr

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: add@mecf.wustl.edu


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