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May 7, 2018 4th cycle of Greek Language classes begins
May 7, 2018 - 7.30pm - Rhetoric of the Gods," from the Athena Seminars, a program of 17th century French lute music that mines the Greek mythological roots of the lute repertoire of Versailles, one golden age mirrored in another; performed by Greek Institute member and long-time supporter, Catherine Liddell. Discussion to follow. The Greek Institute, 1038 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Open to the public, donations welcome.
A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.
On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries