Κύκλος διαλέξεων «Θάλεια Ποταμιάνου» -

September 29, 2022

Κύκλος διαλέξεων «Θάλεια Ποταμιάνου» - "Οι Μύθοι, η Μαγεία και το Μυστήριο των Αρχαίων Ελλήνων"

Η Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη είναι στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσει ότι το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2022-2023 η Δρ. Emily Wilson θα δώσει σειρά διαλέξεων στη μνήμη της Θάλειας Ποταμιάνου με τον γενικό τίτλο Οι Μύθοι, η Μαγεία και το Μυστήριο των Αρχαίων Ελλήνων.

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Emily Wilson to Present on Reinterpretations of Ancient Greek Culture: The challenges, misunderstandings and their impact over millennia

September 29, 2022

Emily Wilson to Present on Reinterpretations of Ancient Greek Culture: The challenges, misunderstandings and their impact over millennia

The Second Annual Thalia Potamianos Lecture Series has been announced for 2022-23.

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Ένα νέο χειρόγραφο στις συλλογές της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης: ένα τεκμήριο ιστορίας της ελληνικής εκπαίδευσης του 19ου αιώνα

September 20, 2022

Ένα νέο χειρόγραφο στις συλλογές της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης: ένα τεκμήριο ιστορίας της ελληνικής εκπαίδευσης του 19ου αιώνα

Ένα πολύ σημαντικό τεκμήριο για την ιστορία της ελληνικής εκπαίδευσης αποκτήθηκε πρόσφατα από τη Γεννάδειο βιβλιοθήκη. Πρόκειται για ένα χειρόγραφο σημειωματάριο (MSS 827.5) που ανήκε στον Γερμανό (κατά κόσμο Νικήτα) Μιχαήλο, δάσκαλο που γεννήθηκε στη Σύμη το 1791.

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A new manuscript in the collections of the Gennadius Library: a source of history of 19th-century Greek education

September 20, 2022

A new manuscript in the collections of the Gennadius Library: a source of history of 19th-century Greek education

A very important document for the history of Greek education was recently acquired by the Gennadius library: a handwritten notebook (MSS 827.5) that belonged to Germanos (né Niketas) Michaelos, a teacher born on the island of Syme in 1791.

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Video Archive: Αγία Έδρα/Κράτος Βατικανού: Ιστορική διαμόρφωση, σχέσεις με Ελλάδα

September 9, 2022

Video Archive: Αγία Έδρα/Κράτος Βατικανού: Ιστορική διαμόρφωση, σχέσεις με Ελλάδα

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο της διάλεξης του κ. Πάνου Καλογερόπουλου, Πρέσβη ε.τ. όπου αναλύουμε την ιστορική εξέλιξη που οδήγησε στη σημερινή πραγματικότητα του Κράτους της Πόλης του Βατικανού και στις σχέσεις του με την Ελλάδα.

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John Papadopoulos Appointed Next Director of the Agora Excavations

August 11, 2022

John Papadopoulos Appointed Next Director of the Agora Excavations

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the appointment of John K. Papadopoulos as the next Director of Excavations at the Athenian Agora.

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Video Archive: An Earthly Paradise: Μπαξές, Περιβόλι and Ύπαιθρος in the Aegean

August 11, 2022

Video Archive: An Earthly Paradise: Μπαξές, Περιβόλι and Ύπαιθρος in the Aegean

Watch the video of a lecture by Professor Harriet Blitzer and learn about the magical world of one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Perivoli or Baxes.

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Η Γενιά του 1930 ταξιδεύει - The 1930s Generation Travels

August 9, 2022

Η Γενιά του 1930 ταξιδεύει - The 1930s Generation Travels

Η περίφημη γενιά του 1930 σε αεροπλάνα και βαπόρια. Πέντε αφιερώματα από τη Λαμπρινή Κουζέλη, στο Βήμα της Κυριακής, αρχής γενομένης από την προηγούμενη Κυριακή (7 Αυγούστου). Πρώτο αφιέρωμα στα ταξίδια του ποιητή Γιώργου Σεφέρη.

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Bonna Wescoat Appointed Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

August 1, 2022

Bonna Wescoat Appointed Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the appointment of Bonna Daix Wescoat as the new Director of the School. She began her tenure on July 1.

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Regional Connections in a Panhellenic Setting: The Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery from Isthmia

July 15, 2022

Regional Connections in a Panhellenic Setting: The Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery from Isthmia

Kathleen Slane discusses her new book, co-authored with John Hayes, Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery (Isthmia XI)

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Friends of the University of Missouri Name Room in its Honor in Loring Hall

July 12, 2022

Friends of the University of Missouri Name Room in its Honor in Loring Hall

Friends of the University of Missouri (MU) have named a bedroom in Loring Hall in its honor. This gift ties MU to the School’s rich past from its earliest days and celebrates the long and fruitful relationship between the two institutions.

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Ένα νέος χειρόγραφος νομοκάνονας στις συλλογές της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης και μια μαρτυρία για την Κεφαλονιά του 1801.

July 10, 2022

Ένα νέος χειρόγραφος νομοκάνονας στις συλλογές της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης και μια μαρτυρία για την Κεφαλονιά του 1801.

Ο καθηγητής Curtis Runnels δώρισε πρόσφατα στη Γεννάδειο Βιβλιοθήκη ένα χειρόγραφο (MSS 891), που περιέχει μια νομική συλλογή και τοποθετείται χρονολογικά μεταξύ του δεύτερου μισού του 17ου αιώνα και των αρχών του 18ου αιώνα.

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A new manuscript of the nomokanon from the collections of the Gennadius Library offers important historical testimony about Kefalonia in 1801.

July 9, 2022

A new manuscript of the nomokanon from the collections of the Gennadius Library offers important historical testimony about Kefalonia in 1801.

Professor Curtis Runnels recently donated to the Gennadius Library a manuscript (MSS 891), containing a collection of legal texts dating to the second half of the 17th century or the beginning of the 18th century

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New Publication! Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery

July 8, 2022

New Publication! Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Late Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Pottery (Isthmia XI) by John W. Hayes and Kathleen Warner Slane.

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Family and Friends of Michael H. and Virginia B. Jameson  Name Colonnade in their Honor

July 5, 2022

Family and Friends of Michael H. and Virginia B. Jameson Name Colonnade in their Honor

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce a gift from family and friends of Michael H. and Virginia B. Jameson to name the Colonnade at Loring Hall in their honor and to celebrate their more than six decades of contributions to Classical Greek Studies.

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Masks strongly recommended

July 5, 2022

Masks strongly recommended

Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases and for the safety of us all, masks are strongly recommended in the premises of the Gennadius Library.

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Hesperia 91.2 Now Online!

June 30, 2022

Hesperia 91.2 Now Online!

Hesperia 91.2 is now available online! Topics in this issue include the grave of the Griffin Warrior, Anavlachos on Crete, lithics at Halieis, and the Tyrannicides statues in Athens.

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Christopher N. Plum Honors Maureen B. Cavanaugh with a Gift to Loring Hall

June 28, 2022

Christopher N. Plum Honors Maureen B. Cavanaugh with a Gift to Loring Hall

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce a gift from Christopher N. Plum to name a bedroom in the Loring Hall Annex in memory of his wife, Maureen Bridget Cavanaugh.

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Video Archive: Κ. Π. Καβάφης: Ένας Εικαστικός

June 27, 2022

Video Archive: Κ. Π. Καβάφης: Ένας Εικαστικός

Σε συνδυασμό με την έκθεση που διοργανώνει η Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, παρακολουθήστε μια ομιλία του Δημήτρη Δασκαλόπουλου, όπου μας εξηγεί το λεξιλόγιο που χρησιμοποιούσε ο ποιητής, το οποίο μαρτυρά βαθιά εξοικείωση με τις μορφές τέχνης που περιγράφει σε κάθε ποίημα.

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Peter Mackridge - March 12, 1946 – June 16, 2022

June 21, 2022

Peter Mackridge - March 12, 1946 – June 16, 2022

The world of Modern Greek studies is poorer since the passing of Peter Mackridge (March 12, 1946 – June 16, 2022), Professor Emeritus of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and a dear friend of the Gennadius Library.

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Encheiridion Methodikon, 1622: a new edition after four hundred years.

June 17, 2022

Encheiridion Methodikon, 1622: a new edition after four hundred years.

The Encheiridion Methodikon is the very rare first edition of a Confession book written by Nikiphoros Paschaleus; it was printed in Venice by Antonio Pinelli in 1622.

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Video Archive: “Σμύρνη: η όμορφη εποχή

June 14, 2022

Video Archive: “Σμύρνη: η όμορφη εποχή"

Παρακολουθήστε μια μοναδική συζήτηση με την ηθοποιό και θεατρική συγγραφέα, Μιμή Ντενίση και την ιστορικό, Ιωάννα Πετροπούλου, σχετικά με την καταστροφή της Σμύρνης αλλά και την ταινία "Σμύρνη μου αγαπημένη".

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Video Archive: Rethinking the Greek School of Byzantine Architecture

June 10, 2022

Video Archive: Rethinking the Greek School of Byzantine Architecture

Watch our lecture with Professor Robert Ousterhout, and learn about the characteristic aspects of Helladic architecture and ask if we might view these within a broader geographical perspective, as participants in the “global" Middle Ages.

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COVID-19 and the ASCSA

June 3, 2022

COVID-19 and the ASCSA

Please read the latest policies and measures adopted by the School, regarding Covid-19. As the situation is constantly evolving, we will be updating this page accordingly.

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Video Archive: “Homage to Classical Culture and to Konstantinos Kavafis” (Watch in Italian)

May 31, 2022

Video Archive: “Homage to Classical Culture and to Konstantinos Kavafis” (Watch in Italian)

Watch a lecture on Konstantinos Kavafis, with Nuccion Ordine, Renata Lavagnini and Cristianno Luciani, that was organized by the Friends of the Gennadius Library, under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Greece.

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Rediscovering the Julian Basilica: A Conversation with the Authors of Corinth XXII

May 29, 2022

Rediscovering the Julian Basilica: A Conversation with the Authors of Corinth XXII

Scotton, Vanderpool, and Roncaglia discuss their new publication, The Julian Basilica: Architecture, Sculpture, Epigraphy (Corinth XXII)

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Video Archive -  Καππαδόκες Ρωμιοί: Eλληνική ταυτότητα, ορθόδοξη συνείδηση και τουρκικός εθνικισμός (1919-1923)

May 28, 2022

Video Archive - Καππαδόκες Ρωμιοί: Eλληνική ταυτότητα, ορθόδοξη συνείδηση και τουρκικός εθνικισμός (1919-1923)

Watch our latest lecture, with Alexis Alexandris, organized by the Friends of the Gennadius Library and learn about the Greeks of Cappadocia.

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On the Margins of History: The Music of Greek Jewish Women in the Early 20th Century

May 26, 2022

On the Margins of History: The Music of Greek Jewish Women in the Early 20th Century

The first musical lecture by the award-winning American ethnomusicologist Christopher C. King entitled "On the Margins of History: The Music of Greek Jewish Women in the Early 20th Century" was completed with great success. As a strategic partner, the Gennadius Library hosted the event in Cotsen Hall at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Video Archive: Simon of Athens, two Byzantine manuscripts and a lost bronze horse from the Athenian Agora

May 25, 2022

Video Archive: Simon of Athens, two Byzantine manuscripts and a lost bronze horse from the Athenian Agora

Watch our lecture with Anne McCabe, and learn about Simon of Athens, a recognized authority during the 5th century BC, who was name-checked by Aristophanes, quoted reverently by Xenophon, and remembered for criticizing the painter Mikon for inaccurate representation of a horse's eyelashes.

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Vangelis Raptopoulos corresponding with Elias Petropoulos

May 25, 2022

Vangelis Raptopoulos corresponding with Elias Petropoulos

Ο συγγραφέας Βαγγέλης Ραπτόπουλος δημοσιεύει στη LIFO την αλληλογραφία του με τον Ηλία Πετρόπουλο (1928-2003). Οι επιστολές προέρχονται από τα προσωπικά αρχεία των δύο συγγραφέων που βρίσκονται κατατεθειμένα στο Τμήμα Αρχείων της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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Video Archive:  The Unsung History of Greek Jewish Women in the early 20th century

May 24, 2022

Video Archive: The Unsung History of Greek Jewish Women in the early 20th century

Watch the award-winning American ethnomusicologist, Christopher C. King, as he presents the untold stories and songs of the Romaniote Jewish singers from Ioannina. Amalia Vaka (Matsa), and the Sephardic Jewish singers from Thenassaliniki, Rosa Eskenazi and Stella Haskil.

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New Publication! The Julian Basilica: Architecture, Sculpture, Epigraphy

May 23, 2022

New Publication! The Julian Basilica: Architecture, Sculpture, Epigraphy

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of The Julian Basilica: Architecture, Sculpture, Epigraphy (Corinth XXII) by Paul D. Scotton, Catherine de Grazia Vanderpool, and Carolynn Roncaglia.

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School Awards Edward E. Cohen with Athens Prize at Sixth Annual Gala

May 17, 2022

School Awards Edward E. Cohen with Athens Prize at Sixth Annual Gala

Acclaimed economic historian, author, businessman, and educator honored at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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Gala 2022 - Video Archive

May 14, 2022

Gala 2022 - Video Archive

Watch a replay of our sixth annual Gala honoring Edward E. Cohen at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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Video Archive: Recent Excavations at the Sanctuary of Artemis in Amarynthos, Euboea

May 12, 2022

Video Archive: Recent Excavations at the Sanctuary of Artemis in Amarynthos, Euboea

Watch our lecture with former Mellon Professor and current Director of the Swiss School of Archaeology, Dr. Sylvian Fachard, and learn more about the excavation project at the Sanctuary of the Artemis in Amarynthos, Eubea.

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Gennadius Library Opening Hours from May 9, 2022

May 6, 2022

Gennadius Library Opening Hours from May 9, 2022

From Monday May 9, 2022, the Gennadius Library returns to its usual opening hours without the need of an appointment. Vaccination / infection certificate or temperature check is no longer required to access the Library. The use of a mask remains mandatory.

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Video Archive: Annual Open Meeting 2022

May 6, 2022

Video Archive: Annual Open Meeting 2022

Watch our the video archive of our annual Open meeting and learn about the important work that was carried out at the American School, for the past year, as well as the great work of preserving and restoring the Roman frescoes at Ancient Corinth, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Charles K. Williams II.

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Exhibition open on May 1st

May 1, 2022

Exhibition open on May 1st

Turn your May Day into a Neigh Day! Our exhibition “Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens” will be open tomorrow, May 1st, from 12:00 to 18:00!

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The Athenian Agora Has Gone to the Dogs!

April 29, 2022

The Athenian Agora Has Gone to the Dogs!

Colin Whiting speaks to us about his exciting new publication, Dogs in the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture Book 28)

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New Publication! Dogs in the Athenian Agora

April 15, 2022

New Publication! Dogs in the Athenian Agora

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Dogs in the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture Book 28) by Colin M. Whiting.

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Video Archive: Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library:

April 12, 2022

Video Archive: Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library: "Sparing the Vanquished”: Empire and the Provinces from Hadrian to Justinian

Watch the 9th episode of our Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library with Marion Kruse, from the University of Cincinnati, and learn about the different ways in which Hadrian and Justinian understood the provinces, in the second and sixth century.

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Video Archive - “Σμύρνη (19ος- αρχές 20ου αιώνα): Οι διαδρομές των ανθρώπων και των βιβλίων”

April 6, 2022

Video Archive - “Σμύρνη (19ος- αρχές 20ου αιώνα): Οι διαδρομές των ανθρώπων και των βιβλίων”

Watch a lecture organized by the Association of the Friends of The Gennadius Library, as learn about the typography in Smyrna, in the 19th century.

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Video Archive - Ένα Πρόγραμμα για την Αθήνα (Greek Translation)

April 4, 2022

Video Archive - Ένα Πρόγραμμα για την Αθήνα (Greek Translation)

Στο πλαίσιο της πρωτοβουλίας Athens Meetings 2022 και μετά την εκδήλωση που προηγήθηκε στις 23 Φεβρουαρίου, η δεύτερη δημόσια συζήτηση με τίτλο «Ένα πρόγραμμα για την Αθήνα» πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 4 Απριλίου του 2022. Ποιος σχεδιάζει την Αθήνα; Σχεδιάζεται η Αθήνα; Τι σχεδιάζεται στην Αθήνα; Ποιες είναι οι προτεραιότητες; Ποιοι είναι οι διατυπωμένοι στόχοι; Υπάρχει σήμερα «ένα όραμα για την Αθήνα».

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Video Archive - A Program for Athens (English Translation)

April 4, 2022

Video Archive - A Program for Athens (English Translation)

Στο πλαίσιο της πρωτοβουλίας Athens Meetings 2022 και μετά την εκδήλωση που προηγήθηκε στις 23 Φεβρουαρίου, η δεύτερη δημόσια συζήτηση με τίτλο «Ένα πρόγραμμα για την Αθήνα» πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 4 Απριλίου 2022. Ποιος σχεδιάζει την Αθήνα; Σχεδιάζεται η Αθήνα; Τι σχεδιάζεται στην Αθήνα; Ποιες είναι οι προτεραιότητες; Ποιοι είναι οι διατυπωμένοι στόχοι; Υπάρχει σήμερα «ένα όραμα για την Αθήνα». Παρακο

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Hesperia 91.1 Now Online!

March 31, 2022

Hesperia 91.1 Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 91.1! Topics in this issue include an examination of the development of cooking dishes in the prehistoric Aegean, visual representations of the myth of Philomela and Prokne in Athenian vase painting, the concluding remarks regarding the comprehensive study of the sculptures from the Temple of Ares, and the publication of the Roman curse tablets from the Athenian Agora.

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Video Archive: Athena’s Horsemen: Equestrian Dedications from the Athenian Acropolis

March 21, 2022

Video Archive: Athena’s Horsemen: Equestrian Dedications from the Athenian Acropolis

Watch our last Hippos lecture, with Professor Mary Ann Eaverly, and discover the fascinating world of equestrian monuments that were figured prominently among sculptural dedications on the Athenian Acropolis.

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Video Archive: The Residue of Eden: Myth and Medicine in Early Christian Anointing Practices

March 21, 2022

Video Archive: The Residue of Eden: Myth and Medicine in Early Christian Anointing Practices

Watch the latest Byzantine dialogues lecture, with Professor John Penniman, and learn how olive oil moved between medical, magical, and cultic contexts in the broader Greco-Roman world.

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Dr. Peter Frankopan Presents Second Thalia Potamianos Lecture at Georgetown University

March 21, 2022

Dr. Peter Frankopan Presents Second Thalia Potamianos Lecture at Georgetown University

Dr. Peter Frankopan presented his second Thalia Potamianos lecture at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Much Anticipated Book about John W. Gilbert is Out

March 18, 2022

Much Anticipated Book about John W. Gilbert is Out

John Lee's much anticipated book about the first African American archaeologist and member of the American School of Classical Studies in 1890-1891, John W. Gilbert, is finally out.

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Video Archive: Γεώργιος Γεννάδιος: Ήρωας του Ναυπλίου και διδάσκαλος του γένους

March 15, 2022

Video Archive: Γεώργιος Γεννάδιος: Ήρωας του Ναυπλίου και διδάσκαλος του γένους

Παρακολουθήστε την διάλεξη της ιστορικού Λεωνόρα Ναβάρη θα μιλήσει για τη ζωή και την προσωπικότητα του Γεωργίου Γενναδίου, τον ρόλο του στην Επανάσταση του 1821 και τις επιρροές που συνετέλεσαν στην ίδρυση της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης από τον υιό του Ιωάννη Γεννάδιο.

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Video Archive: Γεώργιος Γεννάδιος: Ήρωας του Ναυπλίου και διδάσκαλος του γένους

March 15, 2022

Video Archive: Γεώργιος Γεννάδιος: Ήρωας του Ναυπλίου και διδάσκαλος του γένους

Παρακολουθήστε την διάλεξη της ιστορικού βιβλίου κας. Λεωνόρας Ναβάρη, όπου μας μιλά για τη ζωή και την προσωπικότητα του Γεωργίου Γενναδίου, τον ρόλο του στην Επανάσταση του 1821 και τις επιρροές που συνετέλεσαν στην ίδρυση της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης από τον υιό του Ιωάννη Γεννάδιο.

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Video Achive: Περί Ιππικής: On Ancient Greek Horsemanship

March 10, 2022

Video Achive: Περί Ιππικής: On Ancient Greek Horsemanship

Watch our latest Hippos Series lecture with Professor Mattusch and learn how Xenophon’s recommendations regarding buying, stabling, grooming, training and equipping the horse still hold true today.

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Online exhibition “Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution: editions from the collections of the Gennadius Library”

March 4, 2022

Online exhibition “Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution: editions from the collections of the Gennadius Library”

Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution of 1821: the exhibition traces the trajectory of printing in Revolutionary Greece based on the collections of the Gennadius Library.

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Ancient Selfies: Potters at Work on the Penteskouphia Pinakes

March 4, 2022

Ancient Selfies: Potters at Work on the Penteskouphia Pinakes

Eleni Hasaki discusses her new publication, Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes (Hesperia Supplement 51)

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Video Archive: History on Horseback - An Equestrian Perspective of the Ancient World

March 1, 2022

Video Archive: History on Horseback - An Equestrian Perspective of the Ancient World

Watch our fourth Hippos Series Lecture with Professor Willikes where we look into horse as as living artifacts by exploring some of the ways in which we can use experimental archaeology, practical experience and equestrian knowledge, as well as comparative studies to reconsider different ideas and theories about ancient horses and horsemanship in order to build a more comprehensive picture of equines and equestrianism in the ancient world.

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New Publication! Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes

February 28, 2022

New Publication! Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Potters at Work in Ancient Corinth: Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes (Hesperia Supplement 51) by Eleni Hasaki.

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Remembering Mike Keeley (1928-2022)

February 25, 2022

Remembering Mike Keeley (1928-2022)

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Video Archive: Aristocrats and Horses in Democratic Athens

February 23, 2022

Video Archive: Aristocrats and Horses in Democratic Athens

Watch our latest Hippos Series lecture, with Professor Barringer, and learn how horses were associated with elite in Ancient Greece.

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Video Archive: Reflections on the Athenian Cavalry

February 14, 2022

Video Archive: Reflections on the Athenian Cavalry

Watch the second lecture, of our Hippos Lecture Series, with Professor Bugh, and learn more about how Athenian cavalry inscriptions help to triangulate, traditional texts and material culture.

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Online Exhibition Organized by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens to Mark the Bicentennial of Heinrich Schliemann’s Birth

February 9, 2022

Online Exhibition Organized by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens to Mark the Bicentennial of Heinrich Schliemann’s Birth

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Video Archive: Heinrich Schliemann …yet again! Why still delve into his biography 200 years after his birth?

February 7, 2022

Video Archive: Heinrich Schliemann …yet again! Why still delve into his biography 200 years after his birth?

Watch the opening lecture of our new virtual exhibition on Heinrich Schliemann, with Dr. Michaela Zavadil, and learn about Schliemann's excavations in Greece.

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Winter 2021 Newsletter

February 4, 2022

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our Newsletter to find out what is happening at the American School.

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Q&A with New Mellon Professor Brendan Burke

February 3, 2022

Q&A with New Mellon Professor Brendan Burke

Brendan Burke tells us what he is excited about in his first year teaching as Mellon Professor, his research interests, and his favorite memories from his term as the School’s first Assistant Professor of Classical Studies.

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Video Archive: The Medici Riccardi Horse Head in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence

January 27, 2022

Video Archive: The Medici Riccardi Horse Head in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence

Watch the opening lecture of our new exhibition, Hippos: The Horse in Ancient Athens. Dr. Mario Iozzo, Director at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence presents the magnificent Medici Riccardi life-size bronze head, that is displayed in Greece for the first time.

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January 17, 2022

"Έφυγε" η Λιλή Αλιβιζάτου

"'Εφυγε" από κοντά μας η κυρία Λιλή Αλιβιζάτου, αδελφή του συγγραφέα και δοκιμιογράφου Γιώργου Θεοτοκά.

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Making Objects Speak: Reflections from the Author

January 14, 2022

Making Objects Speak: Reflections from the Author

Sonia Klinger discusses her new publication, The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Miscellaneous Finds of Terracotta (Corinth XVIII.8)

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Ronald S. Stroud Honored in New Student Center

January 10, 2022

Ronald S. Stroud Honored in New Student Center

Charles K. Williams names room in honor of the distinguished scholar whose long association with the School spanned more than six decades.

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New Publication! The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Miscellaneous Finds of Terracotta

January 10, 2022

New Publication! The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Miscellaneous Finds of Terracotta

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Miscellaneous Finds of Terracotta (Corinth XVIII.8) by Sonia Klinger.

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Video Archive: Genuine Alliance or Reluctant Partners?

December 20, 2021

Video Archive: Genuine Alliance or Reluctant Partners?

Watch the video archive of our Annual Archives lecture with Alexandra Kankeleit, and learn about the relationship between the DAI and the SS Ahnenerbe and how DAI avoided being crushed by competing forces of that era.

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Virtual Tour of the Gennadius Library Exhibition

December 17, 2021

Virtual Tour of the Gennadius Library Exhibition "The Free and the Brave"

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition "The Free and the Brave: American Philhellenes and the 'Glorious Struggle of the Greeks' (1776–1866)"

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Video Archive: Η αμερικανική ναυτική μοίρα της Μεσογείου και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση

December 16, 2021

Video Archive: Η αμερικανική ναυτική μοίρα της Μεσογείου και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση

Watch our latest video with Professor Kotsonas to learn the fascinating story of Pirate Mermelechas, a semi-legendary hero of Mykonos in 1827.

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Video Archive: Loving the Poor: Charity and Justice in Byzantine Greece

December 15, 2021

Video Archive: Loving the Poor: Charity and Justice in Byzantine Greece

Watch our lecture with Professor Shawcross, and learn more about charity and justice in the Byzantine Empire during the Middle Ages.

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Ronald S. Stroud Fellowship Fund

December 13, 2021

Ronald S. Stroud Fellowship Fund

The family and friends of the late Ronald S. Stroud invite contributions toward a new endowed fellowship at the American School to honor his memory.

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Hesperia 90.4 Now Online!

December 9, 2021

Hesperia 90.4 Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 90.4! Topics in this issue include an iconographic study of a red-figure kylix with a kalos-inscription; an editio princeps of the Law of Epikrates from Athens; a review of the evidence for infanticide and perceptions of disability in ancient Greece; and a report for the 2019 excavation season at Corinth.

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December 9, 2021

Blegen closed during Christmas holidays

The Blegen Library, during the Christmas holidays, will remain closed the following days: Friday, December 24, 2021; Saturday, December 25, 2021; Friday, December 31, 2021; Saturday, January 1, 2022; Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Webinar - 1821: Ideology and History in the 20th Century

December 2, 2021

Webinar - 1821: Ideology and History in the 20th Century

Watch our latest webinar organized by Gennadius Library and learn more about how many of Greece's key ideological and political struggles from the First World War to the present have been played out through and around shifting historical interpretations of 1821.

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Webinar - Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library: ‘By this conquer’: Relics as Weapons in Byzantium

November 22, 2021

Webinar - Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library: ‘By this conquer’: Relics as Weapons in Byzantium

Watch our latest webinar with Professor Hostetler and learn about the weaponization of relics in Byzantium.

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Video Archive: Leading the Spirits of Youth to Excellence: Greek Citizen Training in Context

November 15, 2021

Video Archive: Leading the Spirits of Youth to Excellence: Greek Citizen Training in Context

Watch the video of our lecture with Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar, Prof, Nigel Kennell, and learn how youth were transformed into Greek citizens.

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Η εσωτερική μετατόπιση της Μεγάλης Ιδέας: Το Τάμα του Έθνους και η μνήμη του ‘21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας

November 15, 2021

Η εσωτερική μετατόπιση της Μεγάλης Ιδέας: Το Τάμα του Έθνους και η μνήμη του ‘21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο της ενδιαφέρουσας διάλεξης του Δημήτρη Αντωνίου, σχετικά με το Τάμα του Έθνους και την μνήμη του '21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας.

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Συνέδριο για την συμβολή του Τύπου στην Επανάσταση του 1821

November 15, 2021

Συνέδριο για την συμβολή του Τύπου στην Επανάσταση του 1821

Το Μουσείο Τυπογραφίας, διοργάνωσε στις 9 & 10 Οκτωβρίου, συνέδριο για την συμβολή του Τύπου στην Επανάσταση του 1821. Στο συνέδριο συμμετείχε και η Επικεφαλής Βιβλιοθηκάριος της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης, Ειρήνη Σολομωνίδη.

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Η αρχιτεκτονική ως ιδεολογία και πολιτική: το Ηρώο της Επανάστασης

November 14, 2021

Η αρχιτεκτονική ως ιδεολογία και πολιτική: το Ηρώο της Επανάστασης

Παρακολουθήστε την πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα διάλεξη με τον Παγιώτη Τουρνικιώτη, καθηγητή θεωρίας της αρχιτεκτονικής στο Εθνικό Μετσόβειο Πολυτεχνείο για το Ηρώο της Επανάσταστης, και μάθετε τα πάντα για τις προτάσεις κατασκευής του μνημείου αυτού.

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Το 1821 εξ ανατολών

November 12, 2021

Το 1821 εξ ανατολών

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο από την διαδικτυακή συζήτηση για το 1821, με την συμμετοχή των καθηγητριών στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Μπέρκλεϊ, Μαρίας Μαυρούδη και Χριστίνας Φίλιου καθώς και του Μαρίνου Σαρηγιάννη, Διευθυντής Ερευνών στο Ινστιτούτο Μεσογειακών Σπουδών του Ιδρύματος Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας στο Ρέθυμνο.

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New publication about Schliemann

November 12, 2021

New publication about Schliemann

In anticipation of Heinrich Schliemann's birth bicentennial, Antike Welt has published a separate volume about the excavator of Troy and Mycenae with eleven scholarly contributions, including two by ASCSA members.

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American School Celebrates 140th Anniversary

November 5, 2021

American School Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Historic institution has been preserving, protecting, and promoting Greece's past for 140 years.

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Theseus: From Panhellenic Monster-Slayer to Athenian National Hero

October 26, 2021

Theseus: From Panhellenic Monster-Slayer to Athenian National Hero

The National Arts Club presents a lecture by Alan Shapiro, internationally renowned scholar and retired Johns Hopkins Professor. He discusses Athenian National Hero Theseus.

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Generous Donors Name Alan L. Boegehold Room in New Student Center

October 15, 2021

Generous Donors Name Alan L. Boegehold Room in New Student Center

Esteemed scholar made immeasurable contributions to the American School and the field of Classics.

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39th Annual Walton Lecture -

October 13, 2021

39th Annual Walton Lecture - "Religious Tolerance and the Twilight of the Ancient World."

Watch the recording of our 39th Annual Walton Lecture with Professor Greenblatt

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Remembering Evi Touloupa

October 13, 2021

Remembering Evi Touloupa

Remembering Evi Touloupa (1924-2021), Ephor of Acropolis and a friend of the School.

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Ronald S. Stroud (1933–2021)

October 9, 2021

Ronald S. Stroud (1933–2021)

Giant of the American School and Classics community passes away.

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First Thalia Potamianos Lecture a Resounding Success

October 8, 2021

First Thalia Potamianos Lecture a Resounding Success

A capacity crowd attended Cotsen Hall and thousands more watched online as Dr. Peter Frankopan delivered his first lecture of the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series.

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Schliemann Society Visits the ASCSA Archives

October 5, 2021

Schliemann Society Visits the ASCSA Archives

We were happy to receive 27 members of the Schliemann Gesellschaft from Ankershagen, Germany, who were on a tour of Greece, on the occasion of Heinrich Schliemann's 200th birth anniversary.

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Hesperia 90.3 Now Online!

September 20, 2021

Hesperia 90.3 Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 90.3! Topics in this issue include a reexamination of the dedicatory inscription for the first Doric temple in Sicily, a look at the work of shipwrights and naval architects in Classical Athens, the publication of the Classical-period pediments, metopes, and akroteria from the Temple of Ares (Temple of Athena Pallenis), and a review of the Athenian funerary reliefs that depict women in Isiac dress.

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Fifty Years After George Seferis's Death

September 20, 2021

Fifty Years After George Seferis's Death

In 1971, more than 10,000 Greeks, singing the national anthem and Mikis Theodorakis’s musical version of Seferis's “Denial” (Άρνηση), followed the car that carried his body from Plaka to the First Cemetery.

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ASCSA Students back in the library

September 15, 2021

ASCSA Students back in the library

After one year with no regular program, due to COVID-19 pandemic, ASCSA students are back in the library.

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Laboratory’s $1 Million Fundraising Campaign Reaches Key Milestone

September 9, 2021

Laboratory’s $1 Million Fundraising Campaign Reaches Key Milestone

Campaign is more than halfway toward its $1 million goal thanks to a generous matching grant.

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Dr. Peter Frankopan to Present First Lecture of Inaugural Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series at Cotsen Hall

September 3, 2021

Dr. Peter Frankopan to Present First Lecture of Inaugural Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series at Cotsen Hall

World-renowned historian and award-winning author will give lecture, "Global Greece: A History," on October 7, 2021.

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Νέα έκδοση για τον Ίωνα Δραγούμη

August 2, 2021

Νέα έκδοση για τον Ίωνα Δραγούμη

Ο Νώντας Τσίγκας δημοσιεύει τα λεγόμενα "κρυμμένα" ημερολόγια (Οκτώβριος 1912 - Αύγουστος 1913) από το Αρχείο του Ίωνος Δραγούμη στην Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα.

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Princeton Office Moves to New Location

July 22, 2021

Princeton Office Moves to New Location

School’s administrative headquarters relocates to Wall Street in Princeton.

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July 10, 2021

The "Greek Chronicles" of Messolonghi and Lord Byron: from the Byroniana collection of Joannes Gennadius.

The Byroniana collection of the Gennadius Library that focuses on Lord Byron, contains a valuable testimony from Messolonghi: a very rare issue of the newspaper The Greek Chronicles (issue 29) that announces his death.

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American School Welcomes Brendan Burke as New Mellon Professor

July 9, 2021

American School Welcomes Brendan Burke as New Mellon Professor

Burke begins three-year appointment as the new Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies.

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