St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs Campus will host several activities during the two-day 16th annual Forum/Conference of The American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC). The event runs Feb. 25-26 in Tampa and Tarpon Springs.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Greek Paideia Revisited: Ancient Remedies/Contemporary Ills.”
All activities on the first day (Friday, Feb. 25) will take place at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The program begins at 8 a.m. in the Manatee Room (MC 3705); Heinrich von Staden’s keynote lecture, “Experimentation in Ancient Medicine,” begins at 5:30 p.m. that same day in the TECO Room, Anchin Center.
Activities planned for the second day (Saturday, Feb. 26) will take place at SPC’s Tarpon Springs Campus. At 8 a.m., SPC faculty members will direct presentations on the relevance of Greek paideia, or education, and its application to modern multicultural society.
9:15 a.m.: When Democracy Turns Deadly: Thucydides, Athens and the Peloponnesian Wars
9:40 a.m.: The Healing Elements of the Greek Modes as Prescribed by Pythagoras: Applications from Ancient Greece to Contemporary Medicine
10:05 a.m.: Socrates and the Socratic Method
The presentations will be followed by a reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. The reception will feature art works by Dr. George Trimitsis and a piano recital by Gregorios Zamparas.
All events are free and open to the public.