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Laughter Lines


A Talk by Alfred Vincent

In the fourth century BCE, Athenian writers developed a new kind of comedy, whose brightest star was Menander (342/341-291/290). Based on situations and characters from everyday urban life, the New Comedy left a legacy that was taken up by the writers of ancient Rome and the western Renaissance, and can still be seen today. We will trace this legacy with Powerpoint slides and with examples (in English) from plays by, among others, Menander, Plautus, Machiavelli and Shakespeare.

Tuesday 10 April


Greek Community Club – 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba


Language: English

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Ancient Greek Art

The Nicholson Museum is home to Australia’s largest collection of archaeological objects from the ancient Mediterranean. This free one-hour tour will explore highlights from the collection manufactured in Greece and in Magna Graecia in antiquity, from the Bronze Age to the Roman period. See examples of Greek ceramic and sculptural traditions with a Nicholson Museum curator, and explore the exquisite beauty of the art of ancient Greece.  Discover the stories behind some of the Nicholson Museum’s beautiful artefacts, from the Cycladic figurine to Classical black-figure and red-figure vases and the marble statue of the god Hermes.

Saturday 7 April 2018


Nicholson Museum, Main Quadrangle, The University of Sydney


Bookings essential: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9351 2812

Language: English

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Hellenic Communities

Hellenes have been everywhere! From the shores of Spain to Asia, you can find traces of ancient colonies, conquests, migration and great Hellenic and Byzantine empires. This talk provides a snapshot of historic communities across the Mediterranean, from the ancient colonies to the modern era. We will hear how these communities came about, how they survived and what impact they have had on Hellenism and/or the host country.

The presenters, lawyer and writer Costa Vertzayias AM and documentary maker and journalist Billy Cotsis, have both travelled extensively across the Mediterranean. This event is supported by Beta Bar and Hellenic Club of NSW.

Tuesday 27 March          

6.45 pm               

Beta Bar, 238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Free. Refreshments will be served.

Bookings: 9750 0440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Language: English + Greek         

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