The British School at Athens (Knossos Research Centre) and the Knossos Cultural Association are organising a cultural event on EROTOKRITOS, the romance composed by Vincenzo Cornaros in early 17th century Crete. The romance consists of 10,102 fifteen-syllable rhythmed verses and its central theme is the love between Erotokritos and Aretousa. It constitutes a classic example of Greek Renaissance literature. The event includes a lecture by Professor Marina Detoraki (University of Crete) on Erotokritos and Venetian Crete, a recitation of selected verses of the romance (the selection of verses is made by Professor Tasoula Markomichelaki (University of Thessaloniki) and the recitation by Aspa Kirimi) and a concert by Lena Chatzigeorgiou, Maria Alexaki, Pelagia Mourouzi and Giorgos Mastorakis. Friday 9-8-2019, 21.00, Knossos Research Centre, Villa Ariadne, Knossos.