The Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) invites its members and friends to attend a lecture by Phiroze Vasunia (Professor of Greek, University College London) on the theme:
God in Translation? Lucian, Dionysus, and Gandhara
On Thursday, 14 February 2019, at 5-7 pm
At Academy of Athens (28, Panepistimiou Str.), Eastern Hall
Dionysus’ conquest of India enthralled ancient writers and artists from the Hellenistic period onward. Lucian’s Dionysus is a fascinating text since it offers us a humorous interpretation of Dionysus’s invasion and Indian reactions to the event. The text prompts its readers to reflect on Alexander’s Dionysiac self-fashioning, especially in S
The lecture is held in the framework of the monthly seminar “Ancient Greek Literature and the Foreign” organized by the Research Center of the Greek and Latin Secretariat of the Academy of Athens.