Spring 2000 Activities

All events are held at the Hellenic Community Center of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4610 E. Alameda Avenue, Denver, Colorado, unless indicated otherwise. See the directions.

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5:00 pm

The Names of the Greeks
The Honorable George Avgustis, Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles.

The different names under which the Greek nation was known through the ages was discussed.

More on the visit of the Counsul General.


ebruary 10 2000

7:00 pm.

A reception followed.

The Civil War in Greece: The impact of foreign influences on the results of the Greek Communist revolution of 1944-49.
By: Alexi Dounas-Frazer
Alexi is a senior at Lakewood High School. The above presentation is based on the Extended Essay that he prepared as part of the International Baccalaureate Program at the above high school.

March 9 2000

7:00 pm.

A reception followed.

"Master Class, The Life of Maria Callas"
Directed by Steven Livaditis. Starring: Diana Varco, Amy Osantinski

The legendary Maria Callas is portrayed as teaching a master class in front of an audience. That master class is a means to reflection: between the harsh scolding or the constructive criticism she directs to her students, the preeminent diva recounts past performances, relationships and affairs, and above all offers a rich personal insight on the repercussions of one's deep involvement in art.


April 6, 2000
7:00 pm.

A reception followed.

From Crete to Venice: The role of Crete in the Italian Renaissance

Harold Evjen, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Colorado-Boulder


May 19,
6:00 pm

Why Study Ancient Greece?
By: Mary R. Lefkowitz, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Chair of Department of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

Professor Lefkowitz considered the importance of the connection between our present-day lives and the ancient world. She discussed why the study of ancient Greece is still in modern curricula, what we can learn from the rich heritage of Greek and Roman antiquity, and whether the study of the classics promotes Western values.

Her profile, on the Wellesley College site.

Professor Lefkowitz at HACAC

Professor Lefkowitz and her husband Sir Hugh Lloyd Jones, Regius Professor Emeritus of Greek at Oxford.

Annual banquet followed at 8:00 pm at
Glenmoor Country Club
110 Glenmoor Drive
Cherry Hills Village

At dinner Professor Lefkowitz presented a brief personal account of the reasons that she became a classicist. She was accompanied by her husband, Sir Hugh Lloyd Jones, Regius Professor Emeritus of Greek at Oxford.