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Washington, May 19: Lecture on Naxos archeology

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

Originally From: Connie Mourtoupalas <mourtoupala@greekembassy.org>

On the Occasion of the Participation of the Hellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers in BOOKEXPO AMERICA

The Embassy of Greece Office of the Cultural Counselor

Proudly presents an evening with representatives from the mainstream Greek publishing industry and a lecture

By Dr. Vassilios Lambrinoudakis, Professor of Classical Archeology, University of Athens, ¤n

Melanes of Naxos, A Pioneering Center of Marble Carvers in the Aegean

MAY 19, 2006, 6:30-8:30PM

At: The Embassy of Greece, 2221 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C. 20008

The Greek island of Naxos, played a major role in the creation of Classical monumental art. Rich in marble as it is, it gave birth to skillful stone carvers, who made the first steps towards monumental marble architecture and sculpture. Recent research in the village of Melanes, Naxos, has revealed new aspects of this pioneering creation during the period of the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. ╠elanes, Naxos

Professor V. Lambrinoudakis: Is invited by the HFOB to give this exclusive lecture for one night only in the USA. A world renowned archeologist, Prof. Lambrinoudakis has led excavations in Epidaurus, Naxos, Chios and Marathon. He is a member of the French Academy of Letters and of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the decoration of Grand Commander of Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

Hellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers: The Hellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers was founded in 1961. It includes seventeen unions from all parts of Greece who actively participate in book fairs and other activities.

In 2001, HFOB launched the initiative of founding school libraries throughout Greece. HFOB is a member of The Federation of European Publishers, The International Publishers Association and of the International Federations. HFOB representatives will be available at the Embassy of Greece to discuss current developments of the Greek Book industry.

BOOKEXPO AMERICA. May 17-21, 2006. At: The Washington Convention Center. Greece will be represented by The Hellenic Federation of Publishers and Booksellers. Book Expo America is a trade show, not open to the public that combines the largest selection of English language titles on the planet with special industry and author events and unparalleled educational content. For more information visit: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/

RSVP: zkosmidou@greekembassy.org


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