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Open Online Seminar: The Forgotten City of Thebes 
Title:
Open Online Seminar: The Forgotten City of Thebes 
When:
08.04.2021 19.00 h
Where:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery -
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Emeritus Professor Paul Cartledge

Language of Presentation: EnglishR.M.L.G.*: 0 - No knowledge of Greek required.

Synopsis

Thebes - the one in ancient Greece (not to be confused with its Egyptian homonym) - was a major city, both historically and mythologically. In this talk the aim is to treat both the city of Myth (Oedipus et al.) and the city of History (Epameinondas). Thebes has suffered historiographically from being squeezed between the histories of Athens, Sparta and Alexander the Great. It suffered in another way at the hands of the latter: he had it physically destroyed, near-obliterated. For those reasons it's been too often 'Forgotten'.


Bio

Professor Paul Cartledge is the AG Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College, and formerly the inaugural AG Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University of Cambridge. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of some 30 books, most recently Democracy: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Thebes: the forgotten city of ancient Greece (Picador & Abrams, 2020). Cartledge's field of study is Athens and Sparta in the Classical Age, he has been described as a Laconophile. He was chief historical consultant for the BBC TV series The Greeks and the Channel 4 series The Spartans, presented by Bettany Hughes. Professor Cartledge is also a holder of the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour of Greece and an Honorary Citizen of modern Sparta. Most recently he has been awarded the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

In order to keep everyone safe we have organized this seminar to be delivered online. However, we are well aware that for some, a large part of the appeal of our seminars is the very active audience participation. Therefore we are providing two ways for you to enjoy the seminar:

If you want to actively participate and ask questions at the end of the seminar you will need to join us through a Zoom Webinar - for which you'll need to pre-register by following this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516128872911/WN_WfGXZNADQ_mxnriYoo9WiA

If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the show, just join us through our Facebook page or our YouTube page where we'll be live streaming the event.

 

Sponsors

We thank Joseph Tsalanidis for her kind donation that makes seminars like this possible.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.

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We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

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* R.M.L.G.: Recommended Minimum Level of Greek in order to enjoy this Event, on a scale of 0 to 5.

Venue

Venue:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery

Online delivery for seminars happens over 3 different platforms in parallel.

You may select the platform that you prefer or is appropriate to your level of engagement. 

The 3 platforms we have selected are Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. 

The only way to participate in the Q&A portion of the seminar is to use the Zoom platform (we provide a specific link for each seminar to allow you to register via Zoom).

If you have no interest in participating in Q&A the other two platforms will allow you to view the seminar without registration requirements.

Our YouTube channel is at https://youtube.com/gocmv and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Greekcommunitymelb/

If the speaker allows us to record the seminar, it will stay up on our page for on-demand viewing. However, if we don't have that permission then we will delete the seminar video after the live-streaming ends.

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