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“Ancient Greeks ‘may have inspired China’s Terracotta Army”

Ancient Greeks ‘may have inspired China’s Terracotta Army’

“Archaeologists say design of clay warriors suggests close contact between east and west 1,500 years before Marco Polo”

Greek craft workers may have helped inspire the most famous Chinese sculptures ever made – the 8,000 warriors of the Terracotta Army who have been watching over… more »

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Vangelis Kalambakas, Athenian filmmaker screens and discusses his four short films

Athenian filmmaker, Vangelis Kalambakas, will be screening and discussing his four short films in the Kopleff Recital Hall on Georgia State campus.

His four short films: “Little Preludes” (Mikra Preloudia, 1997), “Song of the City” (To Tragoudi tis Polis, 1998), “Cradlesong” (Nanourisma, 2001) and “Inventory” (Apographi, 2009)

Q&A to follow.

November 7, 2016,… more »

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Upcoming Event: Alexandra Gravas and Pianst Petros Bouras in “Wingéd Words”: Greek Poetry in Music and Song

The GSU Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce an upcoming musical event on Thursday evening, October 27, 2016, at 7:00pm. The world-renowned mezzo soprano, Ms. Alexandra Gravas, will join us from Athens, Greece, to present a special program of modern Greek poetry set to music; she will be accompanied by her pianist, Mr.… more »

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Have you ever wondered how huge, ancient sculptures are installed in museums?

“In this video, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes viewers behind the scenes of the installation of Athena Parthenos, an ancient Greek sculpture from around 170 B.C.

The sculpture is safely tied onto a cart and very carefully wheeled through one of the Greek and Roman galleries—which is packed with other statues—to… more »

What can Sophocles’ Antigone teach us about our times?

“Antigone in Ferguson is a groundbreaking social justice project that premiered in Ferguson, Missouri, at Normandy High School – from which Michael Brown graduated – and at Wellspring Church. It brings together different voices in song and in dialogue, to further the conversation about power, violence, and race relations and aims to bridge the growing… more »