We are pleased to share this video interview with Bettina Joy de Guzman, about her project to sing the entire Iliad in ancient Greek, accompanying herself on a replica period lyre. She shares with us her process of preparation, audience reaction, engagement with those working in other fields, and her favorite episodes. Read more
We are excited to welcome Bettina Joy de Guzman for an Online Open House entitled “Performing Ancient Greek lyric and music” The event will take place on Friday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. EST and will be recorded. You can watch the live-streaming on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube Channel. Read more
In this post we are going to examine some aspects of marriage, and its music which come traditionally with singing and dancing. In today’s marriages music, singing and dancing play an essential role in rituals and traditions. Music is played at the beginning of the ceremony, carefully chosen songs are sung during the ceremony, and people dance and sing during the feast. Were rituals and traditions related to music in… Read more
Online Open House | Itinerant professionals of literature and music in the epigraphic sources of the Hellenistic period. “Poeti Vaganti” in Delphi and Delos.
We were excited to welcome Angela Cinalli of "La Sapienza" University of Rome, for an Online Open House, titled "Itinerant professionals of literature and music in the epigraphic sources of the Hellenistic period. "Poeti Vaganti” in Delphi and Delos." The event took place on Friday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, and was recorded. Read more
We were excited to welcome back Maša Ćulumović, for an Online Open House. The topic of the discussion is "Musical Heroes: A Discussion on Pindar's Pythian 12" The event took place on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, and was recorded. Maša Ćulumović has shared her own translation of the poem, and invites us to think about a number of questions in connection with this discussion. Read more