Lord Byron & Greece

Talk by Professor Mark Byron & Professor Vrasidas Karalis
The Greek Festival of Sydney in collaboration with the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney will celebrate the life and work of Lord Byron on the 200th anniversary of his death (19 April 1824). Lord Byron is well known globally as the poet who came to the aid of the Greek nation in a time of acute need, contributing to the effort to defeat the Ottomans and establish independence. This intimate bond between poet and nation extends to Byron’s poetry, as well as to its subsequent reception and influence upon Greek literature. This talk sketches out a brief account of this bond towards defining what it means for Byron to be considered a “Greek poet”.

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Parliamentary Theatrette
New South Wales Parliament House 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
18 Apr  7pm

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