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July 2020

Paul Cartledge, “Thebes: the (nearly) lost city of Ancient Greece” Virtual Lecture

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prof. Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge), “Thebes: the (nearly) lost city of Ancient Greece” The city of Thebes in ancient Greece has too often been 'forgotten' - for various reasons. But actually there were two ancient cities of Thebes, not just one: the City of Myth (Kadmos, Oedipus and co) and the City of History (e.g., Epameinondas). The latter has been more often forgotten than the former! This short talk, based on a recent book, will seek to introduce both…

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November 2020

Roderick Beaton, “From the Europe of empires to the Europe of nation-states: The Greek Revolution of 1821 in international context, 200 years on”

November 12 @ 6:30 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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2021 will mark the bicentenary of the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, or War of Independence. As that anniversary approaches, this talk takes a long view, beginning with the European settlement reached at the Congress of Vienna in 1814-15, known as the ‘Concert of Europe’, and continuing with the disappearance of multi-national empires and their replacement throughout the continent by the nation states that we are familiar with today. International recognition for Greece as a sovereign nation-state, sealed by the…

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