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Wednesday, June 08, 2011
(Le) Poisson Rouge

Poetry and Music Inspired by the
Ancient Greek Poet Sappho

"Someone will remember us, I say, even in another time"

Savina Yannatou is renowned for her unique approach to traditional songs from various cultures, for the exquisite beauty of her voice, and for the versatility and musicality with which she uses it - often as an instrument - and she has performed hundreds of concerts all over the world

Duration: 00:09:34
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, Southern District of New York

The Trial of Socrates
The Athenians convicted him. Is this the final verdict?

Athens, 399 B.C. - Socrates went on trial before 500 citizens of Athens, charged with impiety, i.e. failing to respect the city's gods and introducing new deities, and with corrupting the youth of Athens. Found guilty by a vote of 280 to 220, he was sentenced to death. New York, A.D. 2011 - Socrates' case was tried again with eminent attorneys arguing for the defense and the prosecution before a panel of three Chief Judges at the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Federal Courthouse.

Duration: 02:16:15
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Onassis Cultural Center NY

The Right to be Different: Difference and Self-Determination in a Globalized World

What becomes of the ideal of the public good - of mutual social concern, universal human aspirations and the principle of commonwealth - in an age when "the right to be different" has taken the center of the political stage? Why has identity emerged so rapidly and decisively as an ideological issue?

Duration: 01:28:37
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, Canada

A Heretical History of the Parthenon

The lecture "A Heretical History of the Parthenon" was offered on Monday January 10, 2011 at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Vancouver) by Dr Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Ohio State University, in the framework of the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA). Professor Kaldellis examines the fusion of pagan and Christian culture that took place in Athens and makes the argument that paradoxically the Parthenon was more important as a church than it had been as a temple...

Duration: 01:12:43

Saturday, December 04, 2010
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, Canada

At the Origins of the Byzantine Musical Tradition: The Eight Modes

The lecture “At the Origins of the Byzantine Musical Tradition: The Eight Modes” was offered in the framework of the University Seminars Program on December 4, 2010 by Dr Peter Jeffery, Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Scheide Professor of Music History Emeritus at Princeton University. The lecture took place at the Grand Banking Room of the historic Arts Exchange (formerly Westchester Arts Council) located in downtown White Plains, New York. Mr Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, Archon Protopsaltis of the Holy Diocese of Thessalonica , along with Demetrios Kehagias, sang musical examples.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Columbia University, New York, New York

Brecht and Greek Tragedy: A Creative Encounter

The lecture "Brecht and Greek Tragedy" was offered on November 3, 2010 at Columbia University by Dr. Olga Taxidou, Reader in Drama at the University of Edinburgh, in the framework of the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA). Dr. Taxidou is introduced by Dr. Stathis Gourgouris, Professor in Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Duration: 01:05:50

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