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Athens in America: Ancient Greece and the Making of the New Nation

Johanna Hanink.

Johanna Hanink

On Thursday, March 14, Johanna Hanink (Brown University) will give this year's Zamanakos Lecture: “Athens in America: Ancient Greece and the Making of the New Nation.”

It will consider early America's fascination with ancient Greek architecture, art, and culture - the "Greek Revival" - and its enduring significance, in the context of both the recent bicentennial (in 2021) of the Greek Revolution and the upcoming commemorations of the 250th anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence.

The Zamanakos Endowed Lectureship in Hellenic Studies is an annual lecture to be held on behalf of the Hellenic Studies Program of UMass Lowell.

  • When: Thursday, March 14, 2024
    • Lecture: 6-7 p.m.
    • Reception: 7-8 p.m.
  • Where: Coburn Hall 255

Free and open to the public.

For any questions, please contact Prof. Jane Sancinito via email at

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