The Hellenes founded hundreds of colonies and territories on the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts and in Asia. Some of these only became extinct in the last century, while others survive to this day, with many of their inhabitants speaking dialects of Greek and maintaining differing aspects of Hellenic culture. We must never forget how the Hellenes were able to reach and in many cases directly rule vast territories far beyond the Greek heartland.
This lecture will provide an overview of the key communities in Magna Graecia, Spain, Corsica, Syria, Turkey, Pontus, Romania, Bulgaria.
The lecture will be presented by Costa Vertzayias and Billy Cotsis.
Date: Wednesday 22 March
Start time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Greek Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba