Greek Festival of Sydney

The Monuments of the Athenian Acropolis in the First Century of the Modern Greek State

Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Madsen Building, The University of Sydney
5 Apr  7pm

Talk by Dr Stavros Paspalas
There is no doubt that when most of us think of ancient Greece our mind will immediately present us with a mental image of the Athenian Acropolis with its four fifth-century BCE buildings. However, at the end of the Greek Revolution the Acropolis was totally different. The story of how the Acropolis was transformed from a garrison village to an archaeological park is a fascinating one which offers us insights into the history of modern Greece and its relationship to antiquity all the while set against a backdrop of the Ottoman past and the Greeks’ relationship with western Europe.

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