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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Parthenon "The Greek Torch Continues to Shine in Our Everyday Life"
Constantinos Sfikas, Licensed Professional Guide, Professor at National Guiding School, and Program Director at Hellenic Educational Travel Services

November 14, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Life in Ancient Greece was centered on the Aegean Sea, and gave us our first western civilizations-the Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean. The founding of city states like Corinth, Athens, and Sparta gave us a wealth of literature, philosophy, theater, and art as well as the beginnings of democracy, culminating in the classical period. Alexander the Great spread this Greek spirit throughout the known world. The Greco-Roman civilization established the foundations of the political systems we know today. St. Paul, helped by the Greek language and the Pax Romana, spread the message of Christianity, forever changing the face of the world.

Constantinos Sfikas teaches a summer course for Duke University students and leads many educational programs, like the Road Scholar tours.

Cost: Free.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.

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