HELLENIC-AMERICAN 
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION 
OF COLORADO 

Activities Fall 1996 / Spring 1997


FILM 
September  24 
1996 
Zorba the Greek
Professor T. Hara Tzavella-Evjen, Department of Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder.   
A brief introductory lecture on Kazantzakis was presented.

LECTURE
October 
21 
1996 

Some Aspects of Ancient Greek Religion
Professor Zeph Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Harvard University, Boston, MA.
The lecturer is a noted scholar in the field of ancient Greek religions and served as Chair of the Department of Classics at Harvard University and as Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies at Washington, DC.  A brief summary in Greek was presented by Professor T. Hara Tzavella-Evjen. 


LECTURE 
October  26 
1996 
Sounds and Images of an Epic
This event was a 28th of October celebration and presented sounds and pictures of the time in cooperation with the Assumption Cathedral youth.

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LECTURE 
November  12 
1996 
Alexander the Great and His Legacy
Lecture by Professor Ernst Fredricksmeyer, Department of Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder.
A discussion of Alexander the Great and the cultural and historical significance of his conquests and achievements by a distinguished specialist in ancient Macedonian history.  A brief summary in Greek was presented by Professor T. Hara Tzavella-Evjen.  

LECTURE 
January 
14 
1997 
The American Constitution and the Ancient Greeks
Professor E. Christian Kopff discussed the ancient Greek experience with self-rule and its influence upon the American Founding Fathers.

LECTURE   ON VIDEO 
February 

1997 
Three lectures:
1.  Eastern Christianity: An Introduction
2.  The Fall and Conversion of the Roman Empire
3.  The Separation of East and West
Professor Jaroslav Pelican, Sterling Professor of History at Yale
Each lecture is about 30 minutes.  These lectures in the Yale Great Teachers Series present a historical account of the development of Orthodox Christianity.  Professor Hazel E. Barnes will comment briefly upon Professor Pelican as a scholar and historian.

LECTURE   ON VIDEO 
February 
27 
1997 
Three lectures:
1.  Eastern Christianity and the Slavs
2.  Eastern Christendom and Islam
3.  Eastern Christianity and the 20th Century
Professor Jaroslav Pelican, Sterling Professor of History at Yale
Each lecture is about 30 minutes.  The second series of lectures by Prof. Pelican.

LECTURE 
March 
25 
1997 
The Call of the Cantors: Religion and Music of the Middle East
By Vicki Loukas.
Piano accompanist Christa Goeson.
This combined lecture and voice recital presented a comparative look at religious music in the Middle East including Islamic recitation, Judaic psalmody, and Byzantine chant.  It included performance of 20th century compositions which use the language and musical ideas of the Middle East. 

LECTURE 
April 
12 
1997 
Relations of Greece and the United States in the Post Cold War Era: Problems and Prospects
Professor Dean Van Coufoudakis.
This presentation reviewed U.S. - Greek relations since World War II with a focus on the Cyprus problem in connection with Turkey and Cyprus' closer involvement with Western European institutions.  This was followed by our annual subscription dinner at which Van Coufoudakis spoke about the foundation for Hellenic Studies of which he is the founder and chair.

LECTURE 
May 
  6 
1997 
The Life and Work of Odysseas Elytis
Leo J. Irakliotis
This lecture presented information about Elytis' life and examined how his personal experiences were integrated into his poetry.  Elytis is the most recent Greek writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.