30 Apr 2013

March + April 2013

Monday 25 March 2013 at 7:30 pm

The Origins of the Sexes in Hesiod's Poetry
Christopher Morrissey,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Redeemer Pacific College, Trinity Western University

Hesiod’s creative accomplishment is a stunning feat of speculation. For the first time in Greek thought, a writer gives a dynamic account of the entire order of existence. Hesiod’s poetry explores the origins of humans: the first woman, Pandora, and the Gold, Silver, Bronze, Heroic, and Iron Ages of men. Hesiod, Greece's second great poet, was composing just after Homer, around 700 BC. Morrissey specializes in philosophical theology and his recent focus has been on its genesis in the monotheistic speculations of Hesiod and Plato. He has also published on the mediaeval Latin philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and his commentcatorial tradition

Monday 29 April 2013 at 7:30pm

Influence of the Music of the Greeks of Asia Minor on that of Mainland Greece
Musiki Parea

Musiki Parea will share its exploration of the music of the Greeks of Asia Minor, highlighting its relationship with Turkish music from the same area, and how that influenced music in Greece. The band will present the scales, themes, rhythms, and other aspects of this music in a way that is accessible to those with musical training and those without.

Musiki Parea has been in existence since the year 2000, growing out of the musicians’ love of Modern Greek culture, especially music.  The original band members, none of whom are ethnically Greek, first met at a Balkan music camp in California; others have been added through the years.   This is Musiki Parea’s first appearance at Pharos.