Politics, Culture and the Ancient World in Post-War Greece

Monday, June 16, 2008 - 12:00am

This one-day symposium was held jointly under the auspices of the APGRD and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Oxford.



  • 2pm       Constanze Guthenke (Princeton University), 'Inside or Outside the University? Greek Classical Scholarship after 1945'
  • 2.45pm  Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Oxford), 'The heterotopia of the ancient theatre: Greek tragedy and cultural politics in post-war Greece'
  • 3.30pm  Dimitris Papanikolaou (University of Oxford), 'Popular Culture, Banal Exceptionalism and the Classical tradition in post-war Greece'
  • 4.15pm  Tea
  • 4.30pm  Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol), 'The Tragedy of History in Theo Angelopoulos' Travelling Players'
  • 5.15pm  Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham), 'Meta-Classical Revisions: Modern Attitudes to the Past'
  • 6pm       Plenary discussion led by Edith Hall (Royal Holloway, University of London, Co-Director APGRD) and Oliver Taplin (University of Oxford, Co-Director APGRD).
  • 6.30pm  Drinks reception