Thursday 28 March 2019 19:00
In March, with a lecture on Nikos Gatsos, Reflections on an ancient line of verse, a series of lectures by comparative literature professor Emmanuela Kantzia, concludes its journey into the life and work of Modern-Greek poets who converse with the legacy of ancient Greece.
An iconic as well as puzzling work of Modern-Greek surrealism, Nikos Gatsos’ Amorgos, written during the German Occupation, is a poem of resistance, love and prophecy. Born in Assea, Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, the poet, who became known as a lyricist from his collaboration with Manos Hadjidakis, converses in this work with the ancient tradition of the bucolic idyll (Theocritus, Virgil) and casts the topos of a blissful Arcadia in his own personal idiom.
Greek Sign Language will be provided for this event.
Thursday 28/03 | 19.00 - 20.30