The Work of the School in 2018 by Professor John Bennet (Director, BSA) and lecture by Professor Roderick Beaton (King’s College London) “Ο Λόρδος Μπάιρον και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση: από τον θρύλο στην πολιτική πραγματικότητα” –
The heroic legend of Byron’s voluntary self-sacrifice is well known. But what was his real contribution to the Greek struggle for independence? This talk sheds new light on what Byron really did from the moment when he arrived at Missolonghi on Christmas Eve 1823 (according to the calendar in use at the time in Greece), until his death 100 days later, in April 1824. The speaker focuses on the political dimension of Byron’s actions and words, so as to reassess how they contributed to the eventual outcome of the Greek Revolution, when the rights of liberated Hellas as a sovereign nation-state were internationally recognised for the first time.
When: February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Cast Gallery – Thessaloniki –