Among the great cornerstone cultures of the pre-Latin world, the formidable forces of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Etruscans and Persians all enjoyed their glorious moments in the Mediterranean sun. However, there was one particular civilization which flourished there more vividly than any other: the ancient Greeks.
These 8th Century BC Greeks and their successors came bearing splendid gifts which still illuminate and delight us to this day. In western civilization, intellectual thought was born in the Greek mind, and the priceless patrimony of their philosophy and literature has no peers (Neither then nor now). In this thought-provoking presentation, we will study the profound imprint of Greek thought and expression on the minds of their greatest pupils – the Romans- and also ourselves.
A series of three lectures presented by Professor Joseph N. Spedaliere.
Light reception will precede the program at 6:30pm. Lectures start promptly at 7:00pm.
Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25.