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10 February 2016 Έναρξη
10 February 2016 Λήξη
7.30 p.m. Ώρα
Greece Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7, Athens

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Myths of Wealth in the Ancient World: Ex Oriente Lux

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Many foreigners, according to Greek sources, gained a reputation for astronomical wealth: Priam, Midas, Croesus, Maussolos are just a few. Legends surrounding these individuals fascinated Greek audiences.

In his lecture “Myths of Wealth in the Ancient World: Ex Oriente Lux”, Brendan Burke (Associate Professor, Department of Greek & Roman Studies, University of Victoria) will examine these stories and look at the archaeological evidence for such fabulous wealth in order to distinguish myth from history.