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Date: 24-09-2018
Time: 19:00
Venue: St Foteini, Ilissos

The event PHAEDRUS is co-organised by "Athens 2018 World Book Capital" City of Athens, of which major donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation 


In collaboration with: National Archaeological Museum 


Under the Auspices of: Greek National Tourism Organization 


Entrance: The admission is free and the people who will come to the open area around St. Fotini Ilissos is requested to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because of the basic facilities in this uncovered part of Ilissos river. 



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Text: Plato

Transl.: Nikos Skouteropoulos

Socrates: Roula Pateraki

Phaedrus: Ioannis Melissanidis

Music: Nikos Xanthoulis (ancient Greek lyre)

Directorship: Eurycleia Sofroniadou


A reading of Plato's Faidos on the banks of Ilissos river where, according to the text itself, the dialogue of Socrates with the young Phaedrus took place. (Socrates: Let us turn aside here and go along the Ilissus; then we can sit down quietly wherever we please.) Plato, PHAEDRUS, 229.




PHAEDRUS is co-organised by "Athens World Book Capital 2018", City of Athens, of which major donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The event will be held in the New Library of the Athens School of Fine Arts on Thursday, 4th of October 2018, at 20h00, in the frame of CITYLAB 2018. Nikos Xanthoulis, musician and composer, will perform with his ancient lyre. The photographic exhibition Ancinet ⁄ Athenians visiting the Athens School of Fine Arts, will be held also at the same date and place.

Admission free.




Notice: Grave stele of Aegina/Salamina (detail). Inv. No 715, 430-420 BC. National Archaeological Museum / Archaeological Resource Fund. Photographer: KostasXenikakis



Athens 2018 World Book Capital - City of Athens is made possible thanks to its donors and contributors. Major Donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Gold Donors are John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and Core SA. Donors are Onassis Foundation, Welfare Foundation for Social & Cultural Affairs, Laskaridis Foundation and Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL). Valuable contributors are Aegean Airlines, Athens International Airport, and Urban Rail Transport SA (STASY).