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CHRONOLOGY OF PROGRAMS 1990 - 2013



The Greek Institute Lecture Series - The Many Aspects of Greek Culture

Date Lecturer Title of Lecture
01/21/91 Consul Ingemar Lindahl Greece in the New European Structure
01/23/91 Aliki Bacopoulou-Halls Historicity and Social Concern in Modern Greek Drama
02/11/91 Consul Theodore M. Passas Greece in a Changing World
02/20/91 Katerina Romiopoulou Ancient Greek Art and Modern Greek Poetry
03/06/91 Katerina Romiopoulou Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art: I
03/13/91 Katerina Romiopoulou Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art: II
03/20/91 Katerina Romiopoulou Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Art: III
04/10/91 Prof. Nicholas Kostis Kostas Tachtsis - The Work and the Man
04/29/91 Nicholas Gage The Greek Legacy
05/05/91 Mary Vouras The Relevance of Greek Cultural Traditions
09/20/91 Mirsini Zorba Gov't Policy for Books and Publishing in Greece
10/24/1991 Prof. Michael Antonakes Nikos Kazantzakis and the Russian Miracle
12/04/91 Lena Divani Greek - American Relations in WWII
02/06/92 Prof. Michael D. Papagiannis Evolution of Astronomy from Ancient Greece to the Present
02/20/92 Prof. Robert W. Allison Manuscripts and Monastic Mission
03/12/92 Prof. A. Lily Macrakis The Bank of Crete and the Cretan Polity 1898-1908
03/15/92 Dr. Costas Proussis Greek and Cypriot Poets and Writers
03/19/92 Dr. Constantine Hionides Ancient Greek Civilization in Sicily and Southern Italy
04/02/92 Amb. Monteagle Stearns Between the Balkans and the Middle East
04/21/92 Theodore M. Valtinos Notes on the film "Landscape in the Fog"
05/21/92 Stratos Papaefstratiou The Aegean: Past, Present and Future
10/08/92 Dr. Barbara Miliaras Michael Cacoyiannis Meets Euripides
10/28/92 The Hon. Michael S. Dukakis The 1992 Presidential Election
02/02/93 Prof. Zoe Georganta Why Productivity is the No. 1 Underachiever - Greece's Experience


The Greek Institute Lecture Series

Date Lecturer Title of Lecture
02/14/93 Dr. Barbara Miliaras Shakespeare's Greek Plays
02/27/93 William Bromell Greece, the Sea and the Greek Master Shipbuilders
03/07/93 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Last Ottoman Decades
03/14/93 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Outbreak of the Revolution
03/19/93 Dr. Elelutheria Yiakoumakis Neo-Hellenic Dialects
03/21/93 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Revolution 1821-1829
03/25/93 Dr. Athan Anagnostopoulos Celebrating Greek Liberty - 1821
03/28/93 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Fledgling Greek State
05/18/93 Prof. Epimenidis Haidemenakis The Olympiad of the Mind
02/10/94 Dr. J. C. B. Petropoulos The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thekla
03/10/94 Dr. Constantine Hionides Greek Civilization in Asia Minor
03/23/94 Stephen Powelson Exerpts from the Iliad
12/08/94 Dr. Christos Stribakos Cultural Identity of Greeks from Pre-Homeric Times to the Present
01/10/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos Byzantine Period
03/06/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos Early Modern Period - The War of Independence 1821
03/23/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Continuity of Greek Culture: A Historical Perspective
05/01/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos 19th and 20th Century Greece
05/18/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos Greece and the Greeks from 1933 to the Present
09/13/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos Greece in the Classical Period
11/08/95 Marina Karaitidou Publishing in Greece Today
11/08/95 Dr. Christos Stribakos Hellenistic Civilization
01/15/96 Prof. Ioannis Miaoulis What Makes Girls Shun Science and Math
02/15/96 Dora Bakoyannis Greece as a NATO and EU Member in the New Balkan Reality
03/16/97 Prof. Mary Lefkowitz Not Out of Africa: Reflections on the Origins of Greek Civilization
05/21/97 Polly Hogan The Power of the Word - C. Fenno Hoffman Lecture
06/12/97 Daphne Politis Unfinished Thoughts on Feminism and Motherhood
10/06/97 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Founding of the Byzantine Empire to the Latin Conquests of 1204
10/13/97 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Latin Crusades to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453


The Greek Institute Lecture Series

Date Lecturer Title of Lecture
10/20/97 Prof. Liana Cheney The Italian Byzantine Mosaics of Ravenna
03/23/98 Dr. Christos Stribakos Kolokotronis and Capodistrias: Two Important Leaders of the Greek War of Independence 1821
05/14/98 Prof. Francis Blessington Jokes, the Theory of Humor and Ancient Greek Comedy - C. Fenno Hoffman Lecture
02/11/99 Dr. Malcolm C. Patterson Classics Make a Comeback in Holebrook
03/15/99 Prof. Michael Antonakes Aristotle, Psychagogia and Greek Tragedy
03/22/99 Dr. Barbara Miliaras The Bostonian Philhellenes and the Greek War of Independence 1821
05/23/99 Dr. James C. Skinner The Anastenaria and the Suspension of Disbelief
09/27/99 Prof. Mary Lefkowitz Women in Euripides
10/28/99 Prof. Mary Lefkowitz The Lyric Poets: Sappho and Alkaios
01/31/00 Dino Siotis MONDO GRECO - The Greek Literary Magazine in English
03/07/00 Dr. Christos Gianopoulos What Myths Do You Live By? - Arche (The Beginning)
03/20/00 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Greek Diaspora During the Ottoman Years
03/20/00 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Greeks in Italy during the First Ottoman Centuries
03/21/00 Dr. Christos Gianopoulos What Myths Do You Live By? - The Legend of Childhood
04/04/00 Dr. Christos Gianopoulos What Myths Do You Live By? - Rites of Passage - Becoming an Adult
04/18/00 Dr. Christos Gianopoulos What Myths Do You Live By? - Middle Passage- Becoming and Adult
04/22/00 Marjorie Housepian Dobkin The Hand of the Great Powers in the Smyrna Catastrophe 1922
04/27/00 James W. Mavor Reflections on Atlantis
05/09/00 Dr. Christos Gianopoulos What Myths Do You Live By? - Telos
10/16/00 Dr. Christos Stribakos MANI in Modern Greek History and Culture
03/07/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis Ancient Greek Music - Historical and Theoretical Texts
03/14/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis The Ethos of Greek Music
03/19/01 Dr. Christos Stribakos The Greek War of Independence 1821
03/21/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis Greek Music as a Bridge Between East and West
04/18/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis Traditional Greek Music - Folk songs, Instruments and Musicians
04/23/01 Dr. Christos Stribakos Plethon Gemistos and Neoplatonism
04/25/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis The Tradition of Folk Dance. Easter Carols
05/02/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis Contemporary Greek Music - Manolis Kalomoiris And His Influence


The Greek Institute Lecture Series

Date Lecturer Title of Lecture
05/09/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis Nikos Skalkotas, Dimitri Mitropoulos
05/16/01 Galina Guslyeva-Efthivoulidis Avante Garde Music in Greece
09/24/01 The Hon. Michael S. Dukakis Thoughts and Reactions to 9/11
11/12/01 Dr. Dimitrios Yiatromanolakis Healing Sounds: Music and Medicine in Greek Antiquity
01/21/02 Dr. Jonathan Harrington Aristotle and the Wildlife of Lesvos
02/20/02 Dr. Christine Kondoleon New Prospects for the Greek Art Collection at the MFA, Boston
04/22/02 Peter Accardo Byron and Boston's Philhellenes
05/20/02 Prof. Michael Antonakes Poets of World War II - A Reminiscence
06/07/02 Dr. Athan Anagnostopoulos The Treasure of the Greek Language Project
09/23/02 Dr. Eleutherios Yalouris Topography of Chios: Archaeology and Early Settlements
09/23/02 Dr. Eleutherios Yalouris The Development of Sports Related Architecture at Olympia
11/04/02 Maria Karagianis Democracy is More Than a Right; It's a Privilege
03/10/03 Dr. Christos Stribakos Capodistrias: A Modern Greek Hero?
04/14/03 Prof. Stephen Scully Achilles' Shield: Terror, Anger, Delight
09/29/03 Theoharis C. Theoharis Constantine P. Cavafy
10/21/03 Theoharis C. Theoharis Nikos Kazantzakis
11/10/03 Prof. George Prevelakis The Greeks: Nation and Diaspora
11/17/03 Theoharis C. Theoharis Three Greek Poets - George Seferis, Elytis and Homer
02/09/04 Theoharis C. Theoharis C. P. Cavafy poetry series - session I
02/16/04 Theoharis C. Theoharis C. P. Cavafy poetry series - session II
02/23/04 Theoharis C. Theoharis C. P. Cavafy poetry series - session III
04/19/04 Prof. Stephen Scully Apollo and the Dance of the Olympians
04/26/04 John W. Cobb Translations from the Iliad
05/06/04 Jonathan Harrington The ORNITHIAKA of Dionysios of Philadelphia
10/19/04 Prof. George Marcopoulos Women and Imperial Power in Byzantium - co-sponsored with Tufts Univ. Classics Dept.
01/17/05 Iacovos Kareklas Early History Leading to the Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus 1906
01/20/05 Iacovos Kareklas Isocrates' Oration on King Evagoras
01/27/05 Iacovos Kareklas The Phase Until 1974: Intercommunal Conflict Analysis and U.S. Foreign Policy on Cyprus
02/07/05 Dr. John Papajohn Why Greeks Are So Successful - Growing Up in a Values Driven Culture
03/21/05 Prof. Spiros Pollalis Athens Olympics 2004: Challenges and Rewards in the Design and Construction
11/6/05 Dr. Aaron J. Paul Greek and Etruscan Encounters: Contact and Change in Ancient Italy
11/07/05 Eleutherios Yialouris, PhD The Development of Greek Temple Architecture
05/13/06 Christos Stribakos, PhD The Greek Revolution of 1821 in European Context, Part I
05/20/06 Christos Stribakos, PhD The Greek Revolution of 1821 in European Context, Part II
05/27/06 Thomas C. Bruno, MLS The LIfe and Death of the Library of Alexandria
06/25/06 Susan Schur Preserving the Memory and Artifacts of an Almost Forgotten Recent Past - Greek Immigrants of the Nineteenth Century
11/20/06 Agni Thurner Phagesia (Foods) of the Ancient Greeks
01/22/07 Nikos Panou Orthodoxy, patronage, and the Byzantine commonwealth in the late Middle Ages
02/05/07 Nikos Panou Old wine in new bottles: a proto-Byzantine political treatise and its fortunes in the Ottoman Empire
02/19/07 Dimitris Keridis, PhD A battle of Ideas: deconstructing post-junta historical and political master narratives in Greece
03/19/07 Anne Dane, PhD Red Figure/Black Figure Colorways in Greek Vase Painting
03/26/07 Maria Koundoura, PhD The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities
04/12/07 Panagiotis Chatzidakis Ancient Delos: Then and Now - Recent Excavations
10/15/07 Thomas Bruno, MLS "The Greek Century - The Re-Discovery and Re--Invention of the Greek Legacy in ther 19th Century"
04/07/07 & 04/14/04 Dr. George Theodosiou "The Ethnic Mosaic of the Balkans and the Role of the Great Powers"
11/04/07 Frederick O'Sullivan, Esq. "The Irish Contribution to the Greek Classical Legacy"
11/12/07 Thomas Bruno, MLS "The Life, Death, and Re-Birth of the LIbrary of Alexandria"
11/18/07 Dr, MIchael Antonakes "Commemorative Lecture on NIkos Kazantzakis"
03/23/09 & 03/30/09 Dr.Tasos Mavrakos "Images and History: Byzantine Churches of Constantinople, Tenedos and Imbros"
03/15/2010 Dr. Christos Stribakos Adamantios Koraes, Part I
03/22/2010 Dr. Christos Stribakos Adamantios Koraes, Part II
04/12/2010 Dr. Emmanuel Paraschos The Early Greeks of Boston
04/19/2010 Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis Religion and National Identity in the Greek Diaspora
10/04/2010 Dr. Joanna Bertseka Removing the Parthenon Marbles
4/4/2011 Dr. Emmanuel Paraschos "The Earliest Greek Immigrants to Boston"
4/2011/2011 Dr. Athanasios Economou "Symmetry in the Visual Arts"
5/2/2011 Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis "Historical Formation of Modern Greek National Identity"
5/9/2011 Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis ":Greek Politics"
5/16/2011 Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis "Greek Society Through the Prism of Greek Cinema"
3/19/2012 Dr. Vassiliki Rapti "Children's Games in the Work of Greek filmmaker, Theo Angelopoulos"
3/26/2012 Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis " Greece and the Days Ahead"
4/2/2012 Dr. Michalis Psalidopoulos "The Crisis, Europe and Greece"
10/2/2012 Dr. NIcolas Prevelakis "Post election Greece" - an update"
4/22/2013 Michael S. Dukakis "The Greek Economy and What to do About It"
4/29/2013 Maria Zervos "Poetry and Film - Two Worlds Converging"
5/23/2013 Maria Speck "The Grains of Greece"


The Greek Institute Author Series - Presentations of New Works

Date Author Title of Presentation
05/02/90 George Maniotis Dark Fairy Tales - short stories
06/12/90 Michalis Ganas Three Poems
10/19/90 Alexandros Kotzias Jaguar - novel
03/07/91 Ersi Sotiropoulos Mexico - novel
10/20/92 Thordis Simonsen Dancing Girl - novel
12/10/92 Demetris Bebezas Selected Poetry (in Greek)
02/27/95 Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke New Poems
04/19/95 Vassilis Vassilikos And Dreams are Dreams - novel
05/06/95 Maria Karatassou View to the Aegean Sea
01/11/96 Dr. Guido Majno Ancient Greek Medicine and Healing Practices
11/21/96 Angela Panagiotis The Prophet - Greek translation of Kahlil Gibran's work
02/26/97 Leonidas Koumakis The Miracle - novel
06/13/97 Dr. Judson Evans The Mutability Cantos - poetry
06/17/97 Despina Lala Krist Nostos - novel
02/25/98 Theodore Vrettos The Elgin Affair
03/08/98 Dr. Alba Ambert An Evening of Poetry, Story and Art of Greece
05/06/98 Dinos Siotis Navigating in Two Languages - poetry
12/12/98 Dr. Yiannis Patilis Latest Works - poetry
05/13/99 Nicholas Gage Greece - Land of Light
02/14/00 Stephen Stathis Dreams and Demons - poetry
12/11/00 Nicholas Gage Greek Fire - novel
02/04/02 Theodore Vrettos Alexandria: City of the Western Mind
05/13/02 Rebecca Nemser The Sappho of Smyrna - novel
10/21/02 Theoharis C. Theoharis Before Time Could Change Them - Complete Poems of C. P. Cavafy
04/17/03 John Cobb New Translations of Homer's Odyssey
11/03/03 Adrianne Kalfopoulou Wild Greens - poetry
03/29/04 Prof. Mary Lefkowitz Greek Gods, Human Lives
05/15/06 Yiorgos Chouliaras Roads of Ink
03/17/08 Lou Ureneck "Backcast: Fatherhood, Fly-Fishing and a River Journey Through the Heart of Alaska"
05/18/08 Christos Papoutsy "Ships of Mercy"
05/18/09 Rebecca Nemser "The Constellation of Ariadne"
10/19/09 Arthur Gartaganis "The History of the Greek Community of New Bedford, MA 1885-1915"
03/08/2010 Irene Koronas Pentakomo
11/22/2010 Marianne Apostolides The Lucky Child
10/29/2012 George Kalogeris and David Ferry "Two Poets"
3/4/2013 George Kalogeris, Irene Koronas, Barbara Thomas "Three Greek American Boston Poets reading from their latest works"
3/25/2013 Theoharis C. Theoharis ""The Poetry of Constantine P. Cavafy"
6/17/2013 Maggie Bromell "NISOS - An Island"


The Greek Institute Art Exhibitions in the the Gallery at The Greek Institute

Date Artist Title of Exhibition
02/01/91 Dimitri Dimopoulos New Sculpture - Ta Xylina
03/02/91 Constantine Arvanites Images of Greece
08/01/91 Cynthia Kollios Paintings and Drawings from Greece
09/08/91 John Steczynski The Tree of Life - pen and ink drawings
03/01/92 Sponsored by The Cypriot Embassy Photographs - The Destruction of Archaeological and Religious Sites In the Areas of Cyprus Occupied by Turkish Forces Since 1974
04/05/92 Avra Pirkle Watercolors: Moments of Love
05/31/92 Melissa F. Johnson Greek Revels - works on paper
12/10/92 Svetlana Rockwell Greek Landscapes - pastels
02/13/93 Joan Orphanos The Islands of Greece - Two Artists, Two Views - paintings
02/13/93 Jean M. Ploss The Islands of Greece - Two Artists, Two Views - paintings
04/01/93 Reenie Schmerl Barrow Photographs of Greece
05/02/93 Panos Ghikas Triptychs, Icons and Drawings
05/02/93 Patience E. Haley Watercolors and Drawings on Rice Paper
06/06/93 George Polanos Photographs from Northern Epirus
10/20/93 Charles Milson Latest Works - Hydra - paintings
02/18/94 Catherine G. Frantzis Journey into the Aegean - paintings
02/22/94 William Harby Paintings and Drawings from Greece
05/12/94 Lena Mouyer Harmonies - paintings
12/04/94 Stuart Carduner Epiphanies - black and white photographs
03/28/95 Eugene Constan Images of Byzantine Frescoes and Mosaics
06/15/95 Jan Watson Greek Sites and Sightings - paintings
12/02/95 Nancy Lang Reflections from Santorini - paintings
01/24/96 Mary Mavor A Trip to Mykonos - paintings
01/24/96 Grace Stergis A Trip to Mykonos - paintings
04/19/96 Melissa F. Johnson Leavings - works on paper
06/01/96 Annual Members' Show


The Greek Institute Art Exhibitions in the the Gallery at The Greek Institute

Date Artist Title of Exhibition
03/02/97 Dimitri Hadzi Works on Paper
03/21/97 Evangelos Pantazoglou Sifnos in Apollonian Light 1967-97 - black and white photographs
06/01/97 Annual Members' Show
10/19/97 Adele Skinner Architectural Structures: Myths and Sacred Places - sculpture
05/08/98 Exhibition of Greek Traditional Folk Instruments
06/01/98 Annual Members' Show
09/08/98 Irene Koronas Kissing God - 3-dimensional paintings
10/04/98 Sam Thurston Reliefs and Sculpture
06/01/98 Annual Members' Show
09/12/99 Dragan Grujic Converging Spaces - black and white photographs
10/17/99 Claudia Michael The Dodecanese - watercolors
03/05/00 Constantine Arvanites Retrospective 1921-1998 - paintings
04/02/00 Catherine G. Kernan The Artist in Greece 1976-1998 - color prints
06/01/00 Annual Members' Show
06/08/01 Panagiotis Malamelis Lesvos: The Island and its People - paintings
09/16/01 Jessica Ferguson Skopelos - Two Views
09/16/01 Peter Madden Skopelos - Two Views - paintings
12/02/01 Sandra Harris Watercolors and Acrylics
12/02/01 George W. Thomas Watercolors and Acrylics
02/01/02 Skopelos Island Center for the Arts Painting and Book Making - Student Show
03/01/02 Panayiotis Michopoulos The Art of Karaghiozes
06/01/02 Annual Members' Show
11/16/02 Elizabeth Da Costa Ahern Greece and its Many Colors - paintings
03/16/03 SYMA Masks and Shields - Past and Present - multi media
05/01/03 Karen Varnakis Photographs With Color
09/21/03 Vassilios Giavis Paintings by Vassilios Giavis - A Retrospective
11/09/03 Adele Skinner Cyclades: Myths and Images - sculpture
01/30/04 Elizabeth C. Moraites Paintings and Collages
03/01/06 Weavers from Arachova and Stemnitsa, Greece Women at the Loom
04/30/06 Greek Embroideries and Textiles from the Private Collection of George V. Decas
05/05/07 Thomas Doane Perry III Life in Areopolis, Mani, Greece, 1974-75 - black and white photographs
09/30/07 Ellen Cavanagh O'Sullivan Greek Myths- paintings
05/10/08 - 6/20/08 "A Return to the Homeland: Two Greek American Photographers" - photographs
05/17/08 - 6/28/08 Paraskevi Papademetriou "Works on Paper" by - a series of etchings
9/22/08 - 10/30/08 "12 Acropolis Artists" - paintings
03/01/2010 - 03/30/2010 Pentakomo Oil pastels
06/14/2010 - 07/20/2010 Multi Media - Members Show
12/16/2011 - 12/18/2011 Holiday Agora Arts and Crafts Sale
11/04/2012 - 11/30/2012 Elizabeth Menges "CYPRUS: Portraits and Landscapes"
10/7/2012 Annee Spileos Scott "Longings for the Motherland" - an exhibition of mixed media collages with text - the 1922 Smyrna Catastrophe is the central theme of these works.
11/4/2012 Elizabeth Menges "Cypriot Landscapes and Portraits"paintings


The Greek Institute Music Series

Date Performer Title of Program
02/17/91 Greek Folk Music Ensemble An Afternoon Family Concert - Greek Folk Songs - Cambridge Arts Building
03/23/93 Harvard-Radcliffe Quartet Chamber Music and Greek Artists - The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
05/26/94 Mikis Theodorakis Concert at the Wang Center - Co-sponsored with Pan-Cretan Assoc. of America
05/08/98 An Orchestra of 70 Local Musicians A Celebration of Greek Music in America - Sanders Theater, Harvard University
04/07/00 Contemporary Greek Music Ensemble A Concert of Greek Songs - Longy School of Music
05/07/01 Contemporary Greek Music Ensemble From Rebetiko to Hadjidakis to the Present - Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
10/01/01 Mark Pevsner Skopelos Partita - Composition for Violin - World Premiere - at The Greek Institute
02/21/03 Ensemble Chanterelle The Heirs of Orpheus - 17th Century music and Greek myths - Longy School of Music
05/11/04 New England Conservatory grad students A Performance of Greek Music - Longy School of Music
12/05/04 Contemporary Greek Music Ensemble ENTEXNA ELLHNIKA TRAGOUDIA - MIT Kresge Little Theater MIT
12/12/05 Greek Music Ensemble Greek Urban Songs: Smyrneika, Rebetika, Laika - MIT Kresge Little Theater, Cambridge, Ma
12/14/06 Greek Music Ensemble Greek Poets Set to Music - MIT Kresge Little Theater
05/03/06 Ensemble Chanterelle The Heirs of Orpheus II, Baroque Music and Greek Myths - Longy School of Music, Cambridge, 05/05/06 Panayiotis Terzakis IMMORTALITY - Songs with the poetry of Nikos Gatsos, Zero Arrow Theater, Cambridge, MA
06/16/06 Mario Frangoulis Mario Frangoulis in Concert - Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
05/17/07 Greek Music Ensemble Performance at the Bell-In-Hand - Boston,MA
05/24/07 Greek Music Ensemble Performance at the Bell-in-Hand - Boston, MA
05/31/07 Greek Music Ensemble Performance at the Bell-in-Hand - Boston, MA
05/26/07 Greek Music Ensemble CD Release Party - The Radisson Hotel, Boston, MA
10/28/07 Mario Frangoulis AMOR - Greek and Spanish Songs - Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
5/17,24,31/07 Greek Music Ensemble "Live, Authentic, Greek Music" performed at The Bell-in-Hand Tavern, Boston, MA
5/12/08 Greek Music Ensemble "More Eros" - MIT Kresge Little Theater MIT
10/30/08 Mario Frangoulis "Mario Frangoulis in Concert" - The Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA
11/23/2008 Greek Music Ensemble "More Eros" - MIT Kresge Little Theater MIT
4/24/2009 George Perris "Greece: A Musical Journey" - , Stuart Street Theater, Boston, MA
10/9/2009 "An Evening with Alkistis Protopsalti and Stefanos Korkolis" - Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
05/07/2010 Mario Frangoulis and George Perris "The Light of Greece" - Sanders Theater, Harvard University
12/21/2010 A Byzantine Christmas Celebration - Byzantine Christmas Hymns and Christmas Carols from the Greek mainland and the islands, First Church of Cambridge
12/22/2011 Spyridon Antonopoulos and his Byzantine choir with instrumentalists, Mal Barsamian, Beth Bahia Cohen, Kostas and Nick Apazidis "A Byzantine Christmas Celebration" First Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
12/22/2012 Spyridon Antonopoulos and his Byzantine choir with instrumentalists, Mal Barsamian, Beth Bahia Cohen, Kostas and Nick Apazidis and Panayiotis League "A Byzantine Christmas Celebration" First Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA


The Greek Institute Film Series

Date Filmmaker Title of Program
04/21/91 Angelos Antonopoulos Film Festival
03/18/92 Dr. Nicholas Laskaris Experimental Film - at the Greek Institute
04/15/92 Theodore Angelopoulos Landscape in the Fog
02/28/93 Greek Independence 1821 Film Festival - at The Greek Institute
05/16/93 An Afternoon of Films on Cyprus: Its Cuture and Present Realities
10/28/93 Twenty Greek Film Makers From Cinemythology - A Retrospective of Greek Film - at the Harvard Film Archive
10/05/94 Theodore Adamopoulos The 10 Earliest Greek Films - with Greek Film Archive - at The Greek Institute
05/28/98 Yiannis Smaragdis Thus Spake the City - Nine Films - at The Greek Institute
10/10/98 Yiannis Smaragdis Cavafy - at the Harvard Film Archive
05/01/00 Dimitris Manolesakis The Greek Diaspora - 3 Documentary Shorts - at The Greek Institute
09/27/04 Athens Film Archive Ten of the earliest known Greek films
10/04/04 Athens Film Archive Ten of the earliest known Greek films
11/01/04 Athens Film Archive Ten of the earliest known Greek films
12/06/04 Athens Film Archive Ten of the earliest known Greek films
05/17/07 Athens Film Archive ASTERO A Greek silent film accompanied with live music - Zero Arrow Theater, Cambridge, MA
05/01/08 "Daphnis and Chloe" - Greek silent film - The Harvard Film Archive, Harvard UnIversity, Cambrige, MA
11/17/08 Apo Torosyan "Voices" - introduced by fimmaker, Apo Torosyan


The Greek Institute Dramatic Reading Series

Date Playwright Title of Program
04/09/98 Contemporary Acting of Ancient Greek Texts - Prof. Del Lewis
04/23/98 Penn Greek Drama Series - readings by poets/translators
10/19/98 Aristophanes Lysistrata (new translation) - X. J. Kennedy
11/30/98 Euripides Hippolytos (new translation) - Richard Moore
01/19/99 Euripides Andromache (new translation) - Donald Junkins
02/18/99 The Chorus in Ancient Greek Drama - Prof. Del Lewis
02/18/99 The Chorus in Ancient Greek Drama - Prof. Del Lewis
02/18/99 "Perseus and Medusa" - presented by The Tanglewood Marionettes - Zero Arrow Theater, Cambridge, MA


Dramatic Readings Presented by The Greek Institute Players
02/03/92 Euripides Alcestis
02/13/92 Aristophanes The Frogs
02/17/92 Euripides Hippolytus
04/11/92 Nikos Katsimboulas Leaden Sky - original play
05/09/92 Christiana Lambrinidis Bones and Boxes - original play
11/12/92 Dr. Barbara Miliaras Everyman - original play
12/13/92 Nikos Katsimboulas Steel Moon - original play
03/17/94 Euripides Iphigenia at Tauris
05/05/94 Euripides Iphigenia at Aulis
12/05/94 Euripides Medea
02/02/95 Sophocles Antigone
02/16/95 Sophocles Oedipus the King
11/09/95 Euripides Electra
01/18/96 Sophocles Ajax
01/25/96 Sophocles The Women of Trachis
02/22/96 Euripides The Bacchae
05/16/96 Euripides Helen
11/20/96 Euripides The Women of Troy


Dramatic Readings Presented by The Greek Institute Players

Date Playwright Title of Program
01/15/97 Aeschylus The Persians
01/29/97 Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
11/16/97 Dr. Michael Antonakes The Man From Crete - original play
02/23/98 Euripides The Bacchae
04/13/98 Aristophanes The Frogs (a new verse translation)
04/16/98 Sophocles Philoctetes
05/14/98 Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus
06/06/00 Vassilis Ziogas Philoctetes - original play
03/01/01 Pavlos Matesis The Nurseryman - original play
06/18/01 Iakovos Kambanelis The Road Passes Inside - original play
12/02/01 Euripides Hypsipyle - World Premiere in English - Staged Reading at Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston


The Greek Institute Workshops

Date Title of Workshop
06/17/91 Dramatizing Aesop: The Lion and the Mouse
07/08/95 The Greek Summer Camp at the Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
09/18/99 The Language Embodies the Culture - Teaching Greek
02/24/01 The Heartbeat of Greek Culture - Greek Folk Dance and Music


The Greek Institute Community Events

03/03/92 Rebetiko - film and songs co-sponsored with the Athenian-Pirean Assoc. of NE
03/03/93 George Souris Poetry and Athenian Songs - co-sponsored with the Athenian-Pirean Assoc. of NE
02/20/02 Dr. Christine Kondoleon New Prospects for the Greek Art Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Spring 2002 Educational Journeys - co-sponsored with University of New Hampshire's Interhostel
Spring 2003 and Familyhostel educational travel programs
05/14/04 Athanasopoulos Angelos Smyrna 1919-1922 - multimedia presentation
05/15/04 A Tribute to Brickbottom A celebration of the community of Greeks and their descendants who came from Anatolia
and settled in Somerville, MA. Lectures, presentations, art, food and music.
09/29/04 Dr. Christine Kondoleon Tour of MFA exhibition: Games for the Gods : The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit
05/03/06 Perseus and Medusa by the Tanglewood Marionettes - Zero Arrow Theater, Cambridge, MA
06/17/07 Perseus and Medusa by the Tanglewood Marionettes - Zero Arrow Theater, Cambridge, MA
12/90-12/07 Annual Holiday AGORA - sale of arts and crafts
11/16/11 A private viewing of the MFA's "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" exhibition, guided by Dr. Christine Kondoleon, curator, of Greek and Roman Art


The Greek Institute Publications

Date Author Title of Publication
1990 Menis Koumantareas Two Stories - English Translation
1990 George Maniotis Dark Fairy Tales - short stories - English Translation
1991 Ersi Sotiropoulos Selected Poetry and Prose - English Translation
1992 Nikos Katsimboulas 24 Rembetika - songs in Greek with illustrations
1993 George Chryssis HXOI kai APOHXOI (Echoes and After Echoes) - poems in Greek
1996 George Chryssis Heliotropia - poetry in Greek and English translation
2000 The Greek Institute The Greek Heritage Calendar 2000 - The Everlasting Wisdom of Aesop
2001 The Greek Institute The Greek Heritage Calendar 2001 - The Everlasting Wisdom of the New Testament
2003 The Greek Institute The Greek Heritage Calendar 2003 - Homage to Demetrios Bikelas


The Greek Institute Forthcoming Publications

Kostas Ouranis Selected Poems - bilingual edition
Yiannis Ritsos Greek Earth - bilingual edition
Athanasios Christopoulos Aphrodite - bilingual edition
Athansios Christopoulos Lyrics: Bacchus and Bacchus the Harvester - bilingual edition
Athansios Christopoulos Lyrics: Erato - bilingual edition
Euripides Hypsipyle - Euripides - English translation by Athan Anagnostopoulos based on
reconstruction and modern Greek translation by Tasos Roussos


CORE COURSES


Introduction to Ancient Greek for High School Students
Introductory and Intermediate Ancient Greek
Homeric Greek
Homer's Iliad
Reading Ancient Greek
Modern Greek, Beginning I, II and III
Modern Greek, Intermediate I and II
Modern Greek, Conversation I
Modern Greek, Translation Seminar
Introduction to Byzantine Music
New Testament Greek
Masters of Tragedy: Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides
The Romance of Alexander
Seminars on Modern Greek History
Private Tutorials
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