Lecturer: Steven Sklifas
The Ancient Greeks founded and Hellenised hundreds of settlements all around the Mediterranean. Some of these settlements have endured the winds of change and thrived, while some others lay majestic in their ruins and provide a poignant insight to their former glory.
This lecture will take the audience on an informative, insightful, and evocative photographic odyssey to ancient sites found in Greece and to those former Greek settlements throughout the Mediterranean highlighting the greatness, splendour, and enduring legacy of the Ancient Greeks.
Steven Sklifas is independent freelance photographer who has travelled throughout the Mediterranean. He is considered a leading heritage photographer of the region. His images have been extensively published worldwide and have featured in exhibitions, academic and history books and travel magazines and newspapers.
His images were included in the exhibition- “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” which was held at the Getty Museum and National Gallery of Art Washington DC. Steven has also written several travel articles, for Australian newspapers.
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In October 1916, the Ithacan migrants of Melbourne established the ITHACAN PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY "The Ulysses", with an inaugural membership of some 153 members. This was in response to pleas for aid from their loved ones in Ithaca who were suffering deprivation during the First World War.
Over the years, however, the Society has been much more than just a philanthropic institution. It has been a constant in the lives of the early Ithacan migrants replacing the homeland which they had left.
The Society takes an active role in the cultural, social, educational and quality of life interests of the Ithacan Community. The Society, as part of its philanthropic role, also makes many monetary contributions to worthy causes, including those outside the immediate Ithacan community. The Society celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2006.