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Events in Georgia: Hellenic Themed

09/24 – 09/25 | Battle of Marathon Celebration at Emory:

“…To celebrate this remarkable achievement, Emory’s Departments of Classics and Art History, the Program in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum are convening a weekend symposium, ΦΑΟΣ ΑΦΘΙΤΟΝ ΑΙΕΙ(Immortal Light): The Battle of Marathon and its Athenian Legend, and holding a 2.62 mile race through the Emory campus.”

Andrew Stewart, Professor of Greek Art at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the keynote address for the symposium, “Go tell the Spartans…” War and the Warrior in Archaic Greek Art, on Friday September 24 at 7 pm. The symposium continues Saturday afternoon, September 25, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Seven Emory faculty will present short papers highlighting the importance of the battle and its electrifying impact on the society and artistic production of the time.

Featured speakers and topics include:
Niall Slater, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek
‘Aristophanes and comedic responses to Marathon’

Philipa Lang, Assistant Professor of Classics
‘Five ways to extract an arrow: a user’s guide to battlefield surgery in antiquity’

Bonna Wescoat, Associate Professor of Art History
‘Memorializing Marathon’

Sandra Blakely, Associate Professor of Classics
‘Heroes, Horses, and Hoplites of Unusual Size: Ghostly Apparitions at Marathon’

Cindy Patterson, Professor of History
‘Herodotus & Marathon: Myth and Memory’

Peter Bing, Chair and Professor of Classics
‘The Marathon Epigrams’

Jasper Gaunt, Curator of Greek and Roman Art
‘Heroes at Marathon: The great burial mound at the battlefield and other Athenian dedications’

10/07 – 10/31 | Georgia Shakepeare Company Presents: The Odyssey: a Journey Home [a play adapted from Homer]

directed by Richard Garner
based on the work of Homer
adapted by Richard Garner and the GS Company

Sometimes the greatest adventure a person can undertake is the journey home. In our original adaptation of Homer’s epic, we’ll look at the challenges Odysseus overcomes in his quest to finally return home after ten years away fighting the Trojan Wars and see how they mirror the challenges our modern warriors go through to get home physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Home: A place worth fighting for and worth fighting to get back to.



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Hellenic Tradition in Sandy Springs GA

Artemis Mounykhia, a devotional Hellenic Pagan group based in Atlanta Georgia holds monthly libations to the gods.

Saturday September 11, 2010
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(This event repeats every month on the second Saturday.)
Location: John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve
Street: 7645 Roswell Road
City State Zip: Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The Artemis Mounykhia Congregation cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our monthly libation ritual at Big Trees Forest Preserve in Roswell, GA.

We plan on meeting in the parking lot by the entrance to Big Trees by around 12:45 and proceed down to our ritual spot around 1:00.

Our schedule:
January: Hera
February: Aphrodite
March: Hephaistos
April: Artemis
May: Apollon
June: Zeus
July: Athene
August: Hermes
September: Demeter and Persephone
October: Poseidon
November: Ares
December: Dionysos

For more information on the Big Trees Forest Preserve, please visit: http://www.bigtreesforest.com/

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