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Pericles’s Funeral Oration

Start Date: February 28, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
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Location: Katakouzenos Museum, 4, Vas. Amalias avenue, Syntagma square

Description

Pericles’s Funeral Oration

“It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands
of the many and not of the few”

The Katakouzenos House Museum hosts a unique event on the 28th of February
that will give the English speaking audience the opportunity to explore
one of the greatest political speeches in history

The successful staging of Pericles’s Funeral Oration,
translated in Modern Greek by Eleftherios Venizelos and
directed by Dimos Avdeliodis at the Katakouzenos House Museum,
under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture,
has captured the attention of the audience, making its own mark in the cultural life of Athens since January 2018, while continuing successfully for the next season

Pericles’s Funeral Oration, a true rhetorical masterpiece that has
deeply influenced western culture as a hymn for democracy,
will now be presented in English
both as a staged performance and as the main subject of a lecture

Leonee Ormond, Professor Emerita of Victorian Studies, King’s College, London,
will speak about
‘Victorian Responses to Pericles’s “Funeral Oration”
while Ioanna Spanou will perform the
Funeral Oration translated by Benjamin Jowett.

We will be honoured to be joined by Lily Venizelos
who will speak about the enduring power of El. Venizelos’ work

Details of the event

What:
Pericles’s Funeral Oration, translated by Benjamin Jowett,
directed by Dimos Avdeliodis and performed by Ioanna Spanou

‘Victorian Responses to Pericles’s “Funeral Oration”
Leonee Ormond, Professor Emerita of Victorian Studies,
King’s College, London

Where: Katakouzenos Museum,
4, Vas. Amalias avenue, Syntagma square

When: 28th of February, 7:30 pm
The museum’s doors will open at 7:15pm
Free entry
For reservations: info@katakouzenos.gr

Event categories: performances and talks.

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