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Ancient Greek sound nuggets

Admittance Free
Location: Polychoros Aition (Πολυχῶρος Αἴτιον),
8-10 Tziraion str., Athens (metro station: Acropolis)
tel: 2130 256666
Time: November 8th, 2015, at: 17:00

(Please, be there at least 10′ before starting time)

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, Sophocles 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

The epic narrative in performance:
A reading of Homer’s Iliad, Rhapsody A’

The Society for Culture & Education MITOS has the honour to invite you at the premiere presentation of Homer’s epic the “Iliad”, bearing the title
The epic narrative in performance:
A reading of Homer’s Iliad, Rhapsody A’

The event will take place on Monday, February the 16th 2015 at 18.00 in the Main Hall of the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Str., Athens. The event will be introduced by the President of the Archaeological Society at Athens, Member of the Academy of Athens,

Prof. Epameinondas Spiliotopoulos.

Entrance fee 10€
We express our gratitude to the Archaeological Society at Athens for courteously providing their wonderful hall to us.

Concept – Narration :  Ioannis Stratakis
Music – Ancient Greek Lyra : Chrestos Terzes
Tympanon : Ifigenia Spiliotopoulou
Artistic Direction : Marianna Lampiri
Costumes : Ioanna Timotheadou
Stage Lighting : Eleftheria Deko
Foto’s – Graphic Design : Maria Stefossi