Online lecture: “The thorny and heroic path of the Greek Revolution.  1821-1829”

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Online lecture: “The thorny and heroic path of the Greek Revolution.  1821-1829”


On March 18, 2021, at 16:00, the BHFC will present a lecture “The thorny and heroic path of the Greek Revolution.  1821-1829” by Dr. Stanislav Kovalskyi, Associate Professor at the Department of World History of I.I. Mechnikov National University of Odessa.

“Eleftheria and Thanatos!”  This slogan proclaimed 200 years ago (March 25, 1821) in a distant Achaean monastery marked the beginning of the long-lasting struggle of the Greeks for their independence.  The Greek people rebelled against more than 350 years of Ottoman rule, rebelled for the right to choose and decide their own destiny.  This struggle filled with tragedies, wars and triumphs laid foundation to the formation of modern Greece, the homeland of freedom-loving European nation.  For the enlightened part of European society tired of conservatism and monarchist reaction, the Greek Revolution became a breath of fresh air, a hope for the opportunity to change their fate.

What was the collective portrait of the hero of the Greek Revolution?  How did the Greeks fight and how did they live during the period of the struggle for their independence?  Who were the Philhellenes and how did the Greek idea unite the Swiss banker, the American teacher and the luminary of English poetry, Lord George Byron?  How did Greece in the 19th century become the main topic of European diplomacy and stay on the agenda for 10 years?  These and many other questions will be addressed in the lecture about the struggle of Greece for its independence.

The lecture will be held on the Zoom platform
Connection to the conference (lecture) via the following link:
Conference ID: 962 7172 5269
Access code: 447963