Emeritus Professor Maria Efthymiou to give lecture on Hellenism’s timeless strengths


The Greek Community of Melbourne has announced that Emeritus Professor of History at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Maria Efthymiou, will present an online lecture entitled “Enduring the Test of Time – The timeless strengths of Hellenism over the past 3,500 years.”

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 11 April at 7pm (AEST) and will be broadcast exclusively via Facebook and Youtube.

Professor Efthymiou is a renowned scholar and historian with extensive experience in the field of Hellenic history. She received her education from the University of Athens and Sorbonne University in Paris, where she completed her postgraduate studies.

Her work includes six history books and over 85 scientific articles, and she was awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding University Teaching Award’ in memory of Vassilis Xanthopoulos and Stefanos Pneumatikos in 2013.

Professor Maria Efthymiou.

In this upcoming lecture, Professor Efthymiou will delve into the timeless strengths of Hellenism that have endured for more than 3,500 years. The Greek language has been written since at least 1500 BC as it has been proven that Linear B scripts found in Mycenaean palaces are Greek.

For about 1000 years, Greek became the language of communication and education of the peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean and, as a result, the language used in the spreading of Christianity. Along with language, the other main transforming element of Hellenism is seamanship, with the trade both at sea and on land playing a significant role.

This event is part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, which aim to promote Greece’s rich history and culture and foster a deeper understanding of Hellenism’s enduring legacy. Professor Efthymiou’s lecture offers a unique opportunity to learn from one of Greece’s most esteemed historians and explore the timeless strengths of Hellenism.

To access the online lecture, please visit the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Facebook or YouTube page on Tuesday, April 11, at 7pm (AEST).

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