Μια ενδιαφέρουσα διάλεξη του Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, KCVO CMG, με θέμα: «Crete on the Eve of Enosis», οργανώνεται την Τρίτη 27η Μαΐου 2014, στις 6.00 μ.μ., από το Anglo-Hellenic league και τους Friends of the British School at Athens (FBSA).
Η σχετική ανακοίνωση περιέχει τα εξής:
Tickets £8.50, £10.50 for non Members of the FSBA booked in advance from Friends of the British School at Athens, 12 Sovereign Court, 51 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HS.
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Michael Llewellyn-Smith was born in 1939. He was educated at Wellington College at Crowthorne, Berkshire, a public school founded in memory of the Great Duke of Wellington, and at New College, Oxford University, where he studied classics, ancient history and philosophy. He went on to obtain a D Phil at St Antony’s College Oxford, for his doctoral thesis on the Greek occupation of Smyrna (Izmir) and western Asia Minor in 1919-22.
He is the author of four books with themes in Greek history and culture. The Great Island is a book about the history, culture and folklore of the island of Crete, reflecting his travels and researches there in the early 1960s (travels with a donkey!). Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor 1919-1922 is the story of Greece’s ill-fated venture into Asia Minor, ending with the destruction of Smyrna and the end of the ancient Greek communities of Asia Minor. Olympics in Athens 1896: the Invention of the Modern Olympic Games is the story of how the young Greek state and the city of Athens developed rapidly to a point at which they found it possible to host successfully the first modern Games. Athens: a Cultural and Literary History presents the life and culture of the city of Athens across the centuries, explaining how the modern city copes with its ancient heritage.