Ancient treasure from the Black Sea and Cyprus

Devotees of antiquity will relish two new books from the Greek Cultural Foundation and the A.G. Leventis Foundation. «Ancient Greek Sites on the Northwest Coast of the Black Sea» and «Greek and Cypriot Antiquities in the Archaeological Museum of Odessa» are being presented today at midday at the Old Parliament building (National Historical Museum) on Stadiou St. Professors Vassos Karagiorgis and Dimitris Pantermalis will introduce the titles, and representatives of both foundations will speak. Live poetry Popular poet Katerina Angelaki-Rooke presents her latest collection of verse «I Ili Moni» (Pub. Kastaniotis) at Kastaniotis’s culture center, 104 Themistocleous Street, on Monday, February 25 at 8.00 p.m. Literary critic Alexis Zyras will introduce the book, and actor Betty Arvaniti and the author will read extracts. Jews in Greek fiction The latest discussion in the Wordplay series at the National Book Center (EKEBI) will address the portrayal of Jews in contemporary Greek fiction. Professor Frangiski Abatzopoulou and writers Albertos Nar, Lia Megalou-Seferiadi and Giorgos Skambardonis will exchange opinions of how Greek novelists depict Jews and what roles they allot them in their books. Arena Room, fourth floor, EKEBI, 4 Athanasiou Diakou Street, Acropolis Metro Station, at 8 p.m. on February 25. ‘Thoughts on Politics’ The launching of Dimitris Koutsogiorgas’s book «Thoughts on Politics: 2001 and Beyond» (Pub. Kastaniotis), next Wednesday, February 27 at 7.30 p.m., includes a wide-ranging discussion. The author will share his views on «The Challenges of Today and Tomorrow – What Now?» with writer Nikos Papandreou, journalist Tassos Telloglou and Professor Ioannis Tzoannis, who is from the Economics University of Athens. The discussion will take place in the amphitheater of the War Museum (2 Rizari and Vas. Sofias).

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