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Of Beasts and Men. Iconography and Tales in the Eighth-century BC Aegean

A lecture by Stavros A. Paspalas

The excavations at the ninth- and eighth-century BC settlement of Zagora on Andros are a unique Australian contribution to the archaeology of Greece and the wider Mediterranean. This lecture will explore what the finds tell us about the life of the inhabitants and how they saw their world. The main focus will fall on recently excavated material, whose rich visual imagery enables us to investigate the values and concerns of the ancient Zagoreans at a time when the stories which developed into the Homeric epics were circulating. Stavros Paspalas is Deputy Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.

Date: Wednesday 17 April

Time: 6.00 pm  

Venue: The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

Madsen Building, The University of Sydney

Tickets: Free

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/y4w4pu9p or 9351 4759

Language: English

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A tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras and Stavros Kougioumtzis

Steki Τaverna is bringing together some of its talented musicians to celebrate and pay tribute to two of Greece's finest composers. Apostolos Kaldaras is perhaps best known for his big success Νύχτωσε χωρίς φεγγάρι and Stavros Kougioumtzis is one of the most significant Greek music composers of the 20th century an was instrumental in George Dalaras’ early career.

Musical arrangements, vocals and electric guitar: Nikos Sousamidis. Vocals and guitar: Themis Ioakimidis. Bouzouki: John Zaharis and Serafim Bougiotis. Bass guitar: George  Nikolopoulos. 

Date: Thursday 4 April  + Wednesday 10 April

Time: 7.00 pm  

Venue:  Steki Taverna

              2 O’Connell St, Newtown

Tickets: $45 incl. dinner

Bookings: 0401 216 757

Language: Greek, English

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The Jews of Greece: The music and the nightmare

This tribute to the Jews of Greece will begin with a presentation by Alfred Vincent on the songs of the Spanish-speaking communities of Thessaloniki and other centres and their links with Greek musical traditions. It will be followed by a selection performed by Marina Thiveos and Paul Hofstetter. The second presentation will feature Vic Alhadeff, CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, whose family comes from the island of Rhodes. He will speak on the Holocaust in Greece – from where 50,000 Jews were murdered - and the remarkable courage of Greek leaders who saved Jews from the Nazis.

Date: Sunday 14 April

Time:     4.00pm

Venue: Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay

Tickets: Free

RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9750 0440

Language: English

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