Friday, February 28, 2014
Local vs Imported in the Ceramic Assemblage of Kiapha Thiti in Southeast Attika and the ILIADA is Back!!!
Kiapha Thiti, a prominent akropolis near Vari and Koropi in southern Attika. She will give the lecture entitled “A site with a view: Kiapha Thiti and its connections during the 4th and 3rd millennia BC” on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:30 PM in the Library of the Institute.
For regular readers of this blog you may well recall from last spring my effusive review of the stunning performance of the entire Homer’s Iliad. I lamented at the time that you had missed an amazing theatrical experience of 5 hours where all 24 Books of the Iliad were chanted, sung and danced in a mesmerizing fashion on a minimalist but evocative set. The Polyplanity Productions presentation is directed by Stathis Livathinos based on a Modern Greek translation by D.N. Maronitis. I am pleased to report that it is back in Athens. It is in preview now and will run in March and April at the Chora Theater (Θέατρο Χώρα) in Kypseli at Odos Amorgou 20 (call 210 8673945 for more information and tickets). Since the performances here at the Athens Festival they have performed it to rave reviews in Amsterdam and in Piraeus.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Spring Program of the Athens Friends of CIG and the Prehistoric Collection of the National Museum in Retrospect and Prospect
|Kiapha Thiti from the south|
The rewards for this physical effort will be a visit to a local winery and lunch in a taverna. More details will be forthcoming in March. So save the date!
|Early view of the prehistoric collection in 1912|
As one enters the National Museum, in the central corridor is one of the jewels of the Museum, the world famous Prehistoric Collection. This collection was founded in 1891 to display the “prehellenic art” of Greece. Until the creation of a network of museums throughout the country, where new finds would be displayed close to their places of discovery, the National Museum was the repository of all prehistoric finds. Over the years the Prehistoric Collection has had an interesting history.
|Opening of the Minoan Exhibition in 1938|
|The Akrotiri frescoes exhibition in 2004|
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
The first Institute lecture of 2014 will take place on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30 PM in the Library. The speaker is our own 2013/14 Neda and Franz Leipen Fellow, C. Myles Chykerda (Costen Institute of Archaeology, University of California – Los Angeles). Myles passed this month (as they say with “flying colors”) his preliminary examinations. He now is embarking with vigor on the research for his doctoral dissertation. The title of the lecture, “Structuring Thessaly: Working Towards Finding Patterns in the Prehistoric Landscape”, reflects the subject that he will investigate.
The lecture promises to be an insightful and well-constructed prolegomenon to Myles' ongoing study of the settlement patterns of ancient Thessaly from a variety of analytical perspectives.
After the lecture we will have our annual cutting of the Institute’s (Vasilo)pita for the New Year. The lucky person who finds the flouri in her/his piece not only will have good fortune for the entire year but also have a gouri as a reminder of this fact.