22 Nov 2017

January+February 2018

Monday January 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre

Hector Williams and UBC Debate Society
Debate: Should the British Museum return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece?

The fate of the Parthenon (Elgin) Marbles has been controversial for over 200 years.  On January 29, 2018 four (unbiased) members of the  UBC Debate Society, Aaron John, Arth Gupta, Reid Marcus, and Archie Stapleton. will debate the pros and cons of this contentious issue.   To set the scene Hector Williams will give a short overview of the carvings and their significance within Greek culture.  This is certain to result in a lively discussion.

Monday February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre

Justin Dwyer, UBC
Dynamic Humour in the Golden Age of Athenian Comedy

Humour, a quality that is intimately tied to distinct identities and human relationships, has real value in informing our understanding of ancient Athenian society.  This lecture will explore elements of humour in Athenian comedy by tracing the development of this rich and diverse genre from its Archaic origins through the high period of Athenian drama in fifth and fourth centuries BCE.