Domna Visvizis was from Aimos, a maritime city in Eastern Thrace. Coming from a wealthy family, she married the wealthy ship owner and brave energetic visionary Antonios Visvizis who was one of the first members of the “Filiki Eteria”. Domna herself later was initiated into the secret association. At the outbreak of the revolution, … Continued
The Power of Virtual Events Over 80 people from around the world gathered on May 26, 2021, for a lively virtual discussion of powerful women in Greek history from the Byzantine era to the present day. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon (BLE) and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, … Continued
Greek women have preserved, protected, challenged and led in diverse domains for centuries. On the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, join us for a panel discussion spotlighting women changemakers in Greek history to the present day. RSVP here. Panelists: Dr. Ioli Kalavrezou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine Art History, Harvard University Dr. Maria … Continued
The Women of Souli The Greek people of Souli, Epirus, treasured their independence, and lived somewhat freely in the mountains in a remote area. Unhappy with this independence, the Ottoman ruler, Ali Pasha, engaged in several battles with area residents to gain control of the area. In 1803, Ottoman troops began an assault on the village of Zalongo. The … Continued
Join the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon for our first virtual trivia night, Greek Independence Day edition! A free and family-friendly event, which we hope will be the first of a series of virtual trivia events. Teams are not required! (We encourage you to participate as individual, or together with your family/housemates.) Prizes will be awarded to the first … Continued
Stay tuned for more information about the OXI Day Commemoration at the Maliotis Center!
Greek Stringed Instruments: History and Construction Chris Pantazelos Luthier, Spartan Instruments Type of Registration Single session $25.00 USDEntire series $125.00 USD The pre-registration fee is $25 per individual session, or $30 at the door (payable by cash/check.) You can also pre-register for the entire series at a discounted rate of $125. Pay securely via Paypal using the button above (at checkout, … Continued
On November 13th, University of New Hampshire Adjunct Professor Andrew Ntapalis presented his research and findings about a controversial and misunderstood figure in Greek history and literature, the ‘Romios.’ At the event, sponsored by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s Guardianship of the Greek Language Department and held at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Watertown, Massachusetts, Ntapalis urged … Continued