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Lord Byron: The poet and the revolutionary in Greece



Lord Byron: The poet and the revolutionary in Greece


7 October 2021


It would be a serious omission if we celebrated the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution without presenting the most notorious celebrity of the time, Lord Byron, who fell in love with its cause and died for its sake. The lecture will offer a brief appreciation of Byron’s life and poetry and explore some of his works that deal with the Greek question in all its dimensions. Lord Byron was one the few English poets and artists who avoided the exoticisation and idealisation of the Greeks as people and expressed the incessant struggle for political liberation. His personality, colourful and contradictory, overshadows his effort through poetry to translate a historical event into symbolic landscape. The presentation will focus briefly on these aspects of his otherwise rather neglected poetic achievement by our contemporaries.

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Sponsors: Mitrakas Savas and Co, Theo Zographos, Matoyla Kollaras, Corporate sponsors: Delphi Bank, Delphi Business Group, Symposiarch

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