Pausanias

CHS GR Event | Yiorgis Yiatromanolakis, “Pausanias the traveler visits Epidaurus”

The lecture, in Ligourio, 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… Read more

Aphaia’s Temple in Aegina

Queenly Muse, our mother! I entreat you, come in the sacred month of Nemea to the much-visited Dorian island of Aegina. For beside the waters of the Asopus young men are waiting, craftsmen of honey-voiced victory-songs, seeking your voice. Various deeds thirst for various things; but victory in the games loves song most of all, the most auspicious attendant of garlands and of excellence... Read more