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The Danaid Legacy – Aeschylus

Reading Greek Tragedy Online Season 4 Episode 3 On Wednesday, May 4th at 3:00pm EDT, Reading Greek Tragedy returns with…

Ion – Euripides

On Wednesday, May 18th at 3:00pm EDT, Reading Greek Tragedy returns with Euripides's Ion.

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Due to the pandemic, Center public access is currently limited. Tour the main building and the library virtually.

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Night of Ideas 2022

Date: May 6Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDTAddress: William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event will be recorded. Welcome to Boston’s Night of Ideas, an all-night marathon of philosophical discussions, artistic performances, and academic debates! About this event The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Boston,… Read more

Lucrezia Maniscotti

Fascinated by the richness of Greek mythology, especially in connection to the ancient world of theater, Lucrezia found many relatable parallels between Greek and Indian cultures during her Indological academic studies and through the decades of her performing experience. Read more

The Danaid Legacy – Aeschylus

Reading Greek Tragedy Online Season 4 Episode 3 On Wednesday, May 4th at 3:00pm EDT, Reading Greek Tragedy returns with Aeschylus’s Danaid trilogy. In this week’s episode, we take a theatrical deep dive into the story of the Daughters of Danaus and how the legacy of Aeschylus’ Danaid trilogy… Read more

Antigone

Reading Greek Tragedy Online Season 4 Episode 2 On Wednesday April 20th at 3:00pm EDT, Reading Greek Tragedy returns with Sophocles’s Antigone. Directed by Argyris Xafis, with host Joel Christensen, and special guest, Angeliki Tzanetou. Translators: Nikos Panagiotopoulos and Ian Johnston Featured Performers Nikos Hatzopoulos – KreonDimitra Vlagopoulou… Read more

The Battle of Plataea 2.5K

Taking place 2500 years after the battle of Plataea, this interdisciplinary conference on the battle brings together researchers to examine key problems connected to the battle, its multiple contexts, and its ancient and modern reverberations. Read more

Philoctetes

Reading Greek Tragedy returns with Sophocles Philoctetes. This event will be streamed to Youtube and broadcast live from Hilles Cinema at Harvard University. If you are on campus, join us! Read more

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The CHS offers a variety of programs for students in Washington, DC and in Nafplio, including internships, workshops and seminars, and study abroad.

Reading Greek Tragedy Online

In partnership with Out of Chaos Theatre, the Center for Hellenic Studies and the Kosmos Society are presenting Reading Greek Tragedy Online, a series that brings together actors and researchers to perform and discuss scenes from Greek tragedy.

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