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September 7 - The first cycle of Greek language classes begins
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A glimpse of some of the embroideries and costumes the family of Doreen Canaday Spitzer (1914-2010), well known American Philhellene, recently donated to the Greek Institute.

On her first visit to Greece, Doreen Canaday wrote to her cousin, "I have seen the Parthenon in full moonlight, have seen Sophocles' Electra in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...I have got lost, almost, on the slopes of Hymettus, of honey fame, and seen such sunsets and sunrises as people only dream of. Sometimes I can't believe it's really true..."
View the embroideries

September 28th, 7pm The Greek Speak Series: Lou Ureneck, author and professor of journalism at Boston University, will present his new book, “The Great Fire,” an account of the 1922 Smyrna Catastrophe which also features an unknown American hero.

A video preview of “The Great Fire” is available at

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