In 2019, Reflections on an Ancient Line of Verse, a series of lectures by Emmanuela Kantzia, PhD in Comparative Literature, continues with a journey into the life and work of Modern-Greek poets who converse with the ancient tradition.
This year’s first lecture, titled K.G. Karyotakis:A Poet’s Posthumous Reputation, focuses on the poems: “Posthumous Reputation," "Decay," “Elysium” (in Greek).
The melancholy and bitter, romantic and tragic K.G. Karyotakis mainly conversed with modern European poets. He also harked back to the ancient tradition (Homer, Pindar, Plato), however, particularly in his mature work, where he engaged with the themes of deterioration, mortality and posthumous reputation.
Thursday 28/02, Elytis and Sappho
Thursday 28/03, Nikos Gatsos and His Arcadian Roots
Thursday 24/01 | 19.00 - 20.30
Greek Sign Language interpretation will be provided