Author Archives: Ifiyenia Spiliotopoulou

Ancient Greek sound nuggets (Athens Concert Hall)

Location: Athens Concert Hall (Μέγαρον Μουσικῆς Ἀθηνῶν),
in the Music Library,
Vasilissis Sophias & Kokkali, Athens (
metro station: Megaron Mousikis)
tel: 210-7282778
Time: February 28th, 2015, at: 19:00
Admittance €10.-

How did ancient Greek language sound like, at the time the most important texts were written?

Languages evolve through time. After 2.500 years the Greek language, with all external influences and internal evolution, naturally sounded different than today.

After studying the ancient grammarians who have described it, members of the cultural & educational organisation MITOS, present the event “Ancient Greek sound nuggets”, wherein they recite fragments of ancient poets & writers, with the scientifically accepted pronunciation, in an —as much as possible— accurate way.

aition-2Ioannis Stratakis and Iphigeneia Speliotopoulos are reciting fragments and translations from works of Homer, Orpheus, Pindar, Hesiod, Sappho, Aristotle, Xenophon, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Plato in the reconstructed ancient Greek pronunciation. The sound of ancient speech will be accompanied by Nikos Eleutheriou with the (modern) guitar. Scenic direction is done by Marianna Lampiri.

communication: and tel. 69758.84583 ms. I. Speliotopoulos
Admittance €10.-