The launch lecture of Marathon2500 by Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University, was successful.
We had more than 45 schools, universities and organizations participate virtually via webinar and phone in addition to the packed live audience we had at NYU's Center for Ancient Studies.
Professor Cartledge's terrific kickoff lecture was praised by those in attendance at NYU as well as the global remote network that extended from Italy's University of Bologna through Oxford, Wales and all parts of North America.
We will upload a podcast of Professor Cartledge's lecture in the next week even as we prepare for Professor Peter Krentz's lecture - "The Battle Itself" at Georgetown University Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm.
Information and free registration for Professor Krentz's lecture can be found here:
Please spread the word about this second lecture in the Marathon2500 series - and considering signing up for all 8 lectures here:
Marathon2500 - the commemoration of the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon - begins tonight, Tuesday, September 28 at 5:30pm ET at New York University's Center for Ancient Studies.
Professor Paul Cartledge, Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy at NYU and A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University, kicks off our yearlong commemoration.
You may still register either to attend live at NYU or to connect via webinar from anywhere in the world.
Free registration and information here: http://Marathon2500-1.eventbrite.com
Join over 50 universities, colleges, high schools and libraries from the University of Bologna in Italy to Oxford in England to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the Marshall-Lyon Public Library in Marshall, Minnesotta and many others.
And thanks again to our sponsors - from the Embassy of Greece to Citrix Online to the NYU Center for Ancient Studies (and Squarespace - the web platform that Marathon2500.org sits on).
Check out Professor Paul Cartledge's review of two books about the Battle of Marathon in the Wall Street Journal today.
Professor Cartledge asks do we need two books about the Battle of Marathon - even during this anniversary year?
The answer is emphatically "yes" when the books are as good as these—and when the state of the world is such as it is, poised between various irreconcilable notions of an "east" and a "west."
We are lucky to have one of the authors, Professor Richard Billows of Columbia University, join us for Paul Cartledge's kickoff lecture at NYU on Tuesday, September 28 at 5:30pm (free info and registration here for live attendance or webinar/teleconference pass).
And Professor Peter Krentz, author of the other book that Paul reviews, is delivering the second lecture in our Marathon2500 lecture series Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm live at Georgetown University and via webinar/teleconference (free info and registration).
Marathon2500 would like to welcome Oxford University to the remote lecture network for our 8-part (free) global lecture series.
Cressida Ryan, Classics Outreach Officer at the University of Oxford, has reserved the Stelios Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies at Oxford for students, faculty and local secondary schools to come together and participate in each of the 8 lectures planned starting September 28, 2010 through June 2011.
If you want to join Oxford and a growing number of schools, libraries, colleges and universities around the world, then click here to find out more about the remote lecture network: