Please join us on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., in Ligourio, for the following lecture:
“Pausanias the traveler visits Epidaurus”
Lecturer: Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis, Emeritus Professor of Classics, National and Capodistrian University of Athens and author
Respondent: Rena Zamarou, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, Department of Philology, National and Capodistrian University of Athens
The lecture will be held in the Cultural Center of St. Basil Church, Ligourio, Municipality of Epidaurus, and will be delivered in Greek. The event is organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Epidaurus and the Society for the Promotion of Education and Learning.
Synopsis of lecture
The lecture will be based on varied information about Epidaurus (topographic, historical, mythological, etc.) provided by the famous traveler of the 2nd century CE, Pausanias. In his ‘Corinthiaca’ (Description of Greece, Book II) the geographer records the site of Epidaurus, and offers historical and mythological details in particular about the sacred grove of Asclepius, where the renowned theater is located. The lecture will include information about the modern institution of the Epidaurus Festival and references by the ‘traveler’ G. Seferis to the theater at Epidaurus. Relevant poems of Seferis will also be read.
Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis’s brief resumé
Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens. He has written books and articles on ancient Greek literature (poetry and prose), modern Greek literature, and has translated ancient Greek authors. He has also published eleven books of prose and four collections of poetry. He is the recipient of the first state award for prose and an award from the Academy of Athens.
Rena Zamarou’s brief resumé
Rena Zamarou is Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Literature in the Department of Philology, National and Capodistrian University of Athens. She has worked on Homer, the ancient Greek tragedians, Callimachus, Chariton of Aphrodisias, dream experiences in antiquity, etc. She has authored studies on Papadiamantis, Engonopoulos, Embeirikos, Ritsos, etc.