Renowned scholar and historian, Emeritus Professor of History at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Maria Efthymiou, will be presenting an online lecture that is sure to captivate those interested in Greek history and culture. Her lecture, entitled ‘Enduring the Test of Time – The timeless strengths of Hellenism over the past 3,500 years’, will be part of the Greek Community of Melbourne History and Culture Seminars.

Professor Efthymiou’s extensive experience in the field of Hellenic history makes her the perfect candidate to discuss the enduring legacy of Hellenism. 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.

In her lecture, Professor Efthymiou will explore the timeless strengths of Hellenism that have endured for over 3,500 years. She will delve into the trajectory of the Greek language, tracing its roots back to at least 1500 BC, as evidenced by the Linear B scripts found in Mycenaean palaces. For approximately 1000 years, Greek became the language of communication and education for people in the Eastern Mediterranean, and was even used in the spread of Christianity.

In addition to language, Professor Efthymiou will also discuss the role of seamanship in the transformation of Hellenism. With trade playing a significant role both at sea and on land, the Greek people developed a strong connection to the sea, which has had a lasting impact on their culture.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of Hellenism. Professor Efthymiou’s lecture will take place on Tuesday, 11 April at 7pm, and will be broadcast exclusively via Facebook and YouTube.

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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