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DENNIS A. GEORGES a native of Arfara, Greece, joined the Greek resistance as a guerrilla fighter during the German occupation in WWII, fought the Communists during the Greek Civil War, and later was a member of the Royal Hellenic Air Force, serving as part of the U.N. contingent in Korea. He received the Truman Citation, presented to him by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and was decorated by the president of South Korea and King Pavlos of Greece. While stationed in Keesler Air Base in Biloxi, he met his bride-to-be, Anita Pelias, born in New Orleans of Greek parents. In 1954 he immigrated to New Orleans and began work for his father-in-law in the Imperial Trading Company; he ultimately became Chairman of the Board and served in that capacity until his death in 2002. He was president of New Orleans's Greek Orthodox Board of Trustees and was dedicated to preserving his Hellenic heritage both in the United States and Greece, establishing and promoting cultural events and charities.

 

2019 Georges Lecture: Conversations with a Colossus

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

"Conversations with a Colossus: the Vocal Memnon Statue in Egyptian Thebes"

Patricia Rosenmeyer (The University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2018 Georges Lecture: Reading Greek and the Politics of the Human

Reading Greek and the Politics of the Human

Emily Greenwood, Yale University

Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00PM

Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Room 205

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2017 Georges Lecture: Aeschylus the Trojan

2017 Georges Lecture: Aeschylus the Trojan

Joshua Katz (Princeton University)

Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 7PM

Stone Auditorium (210 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2016 Georges Lecture: Theater of War

2016 Georges Lecture: Theater of War

Outside the Wire

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7PM in Dixon Hall

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2015 Georges Lecture: Ancient Athens and Institutional Design

2015 Georges: Ancient Athens and Institutional Design: Community Justice and Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective

Adriaan Lanni (Harvard Law School) March 23, 2015 at 7PM Freeman Auditorium

 

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2014 Georges Lecture: Reconstructing Early modern Landscapes of 18th Century Greece

2014 Georges Lecture

Reconstructing Early modern Landscapes of 18th Century Greece: Messenia from Ottoman and Venetian Sources

Dr. Jack L. Davis (University of Cincinnati)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00PM Stone Auditorium (Woldenberg Art Center 210)

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2013 Georges Lecture: Delphi and Kalapodi

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Delphi and Kalapodi: A Tale of Two Sanctuaries

Dr. Jeremy McInerney (University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2012 Georges Lecture: Beyond the Rhetoric

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Beyond the Rhetoric: Towards a Topography of Women's Activities in Late Archaic & Early Classical Athens

Dr. Lisa Nevett (University of Michigan)

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2011 Georges Lecture: Experiments on the Living

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Experiments on the Living: Ancient Science and Medicine

Dr. Heinrich Von Staden (Princeton University)

March 16, 2011 at 7:00PM in Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2010 Georges Lecture: The Tell-Tale Hearth

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

The Tell-Tale Hearth: Art & Gender in Dark Age Greece

Dr. Susan Langdon (University of Missouri)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2009 Georges Lecture: Hellenic Ideals and the Education of Future Generations in the United States

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Hellenic Ideals and the Education of Future Generations in the United States

Dr. Eva Prionas (Stanford University)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2008 Georges Lecture: Hubris in Greek Theater and Poltics

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Hubris in Greek Theater and Poltics

Dr. Vassilios Lambropoulos (University of Michigan)

Thursday, February 25, 2008 at 7:00PM in Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2007 Georges Lecture: Petrified Voices, Petrified Emotions

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Petrified Voices, Petrified Emotions: Understanding Anceint Graffiti in Aphrodisias

Dr. Agngelos Chaniotis (All Souls College, Oxford University)

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 7:00PM in the Stibbs Conference Room 203

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2006 Georges Lecture: The Mythology of Philosophy

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

The Mythology of Philosophy: Plato's Republic and the Odyssey of the Soul

Dr. Jacob A. Howland (The University of Tulsa)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2006 Georges Lecture: Magical and Medical Responses to the Wandering Womb in the Ancient Greek World

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture Series

Magical and Medical Responses to the Wandering Womb in the Ancient Greek World

Dr. Christopher A. Faraone

Tuesday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2005 Georges Lecture: Bestride the Very Peak of Heaven

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Bestride the Very Peak of Heaven: The Parthenon in the Middle Ages

Dr. Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania)

February 16, 2005 at 7PM

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2004 Georges Lecture: Becoming a Citizen

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Becoming a Citizen: From Ancient Greece to Today

Dr. Paul A. Cartledge

March 23, 2004 at 7:00PM in the Freeman Auditorium (205 Woldenberg Art Center)

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2003 Georges Lecture: The Multiple Lives of Homer

The Dennis A Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

The Multiple Lives of Homer

Dr. Gregory Nagy

February 13, 2003 at 7:30PM in the Stone Auditorium

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2019 – Patricia Rosenmeyer (The University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill) – Conversations with a Colossus: the Vocal Memnon Statue in Egyptian Thebes

2018 – Emily Greenwood (Yale University) – Reading Greek and the Politics of the Human

2017 – Joshua Katz (Princeton University) – Aeschylus the Trojan

2016 – Theater of War: A Dramatic Reading of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax – Presented by Outside the Wire: A new version by Bryan Doerries

2015 – Adriaan Lanni (Harvard Law School) – Ancient Athens and Institutional Design:  Community Justice and Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective

2014 – Jack Davis (University of Cincinnati) – Reconstructing Early modern Landscapes of 18th Century Greece: Messenia from Ottoman and Venetian Sources

2013 – Jeremy McInerney (University of Pennsylvania) – Delphi and Kalapodi: A Tale of Two Sanctuaries

2012 – Lisa Nevett (University of Michigan) – Beyond the Rhetoric: Towards a Topography of Women’s Activities in Late Archaic and Early Classical Athens

2011 – Heinrich von Staden (Princeton University) – Experiments on the Living: Ancient Science and Medicine

2010 – Susan Langdon (University of Missouri) – The Tell-Tale Hearth: Art and Gender in Dark Age Greece

2009 – Eva Prionas (Stanford University) – Hellenic Ideals and the Education of Future Generations in the United States

2008 – Vassilis Lambropoulos (University of Michigan) – Hubris in Greek Theater and Polotics

2007 – Angelos Chaniotis (All Souls College, Oxford University) – Petrified Voices, Petrified Emotions: Understanding Ancient Graffiti in Aphrodisias

2006 – Christopher Faraone (University of Chicago) – Magical and Medical Responses to the Wandering Womb in the Ancient Greek World

2006 – Jacob A. Howland (University of Tulsa) – The Mythology of Philosophy: Plato’s Republic and the Odyssey of the Soul

2005 – Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania) – “Bestride the Very Peak of Heaven”: The Parthenon in the Middle Ages

2004 – Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge, Clare College) – Becoming a Citizen: From Ancient Greece to Today

2003 – Gregory Nagy (Harvard University) – The Multiple Lives of Homer