ANCIENT COVIDIOTS: The Case of Alexander of Abounoteichos

glycon bronze coin 1100Well-known poet and short story writer, Dean Kalimniou, will present an online lecture entitled Ancient Covidiots: The Case of Alexander of Abounoteichos, on Thursday 20 August, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by thw Greek Community of Melbourne.

During times of pandemic, conspiracies and snake oil merchants proffering cures abound.

This lecture looks at one of the first of these, Alexander of Abounoteichos, who not only claimed he could protect others from the Plague of Galen, but in the process, created an entire cult, featuring among other things, a most ingenious sock puppet.

Dean Kalimniou is a well-known poet and short story writer within the Greek community. As a journalist he is popular within the Greek community of Australia through his column in the Melbourne Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos, entitled Diatribe, which has been running since 2001. He has published six poetry collections and has also translated numerous works of prominent Greek-Australian authors from Greek into English. In November 2007, Dean Kalimniou was awarded a Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs.

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 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.

Location:Zoom Webinar,YouTube Live Stream,Facebook Live Stream
Date: THURSDAY - 20 Aug. 2020 @ 7:00pm

 
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