The Ηellenic Authors’ Society and the Epigraphic Museum co-organize the Third Cycle of Educational Lectures in February 2024 which includes three lectures on “Architecture and History” by Professor Emeritus of the National Metsoveion University and Academic Manolis Korres, who is also a member of the Hellenic Authors’ Society

The lectures are scheduled for 14, 21 and 28 February 2024 and will be held in the lecture hall of the Epigraphic Museum, Tositsa 1 (entrance CES: Centre for Epigraphic Studies) in the area of Exarchia.

In the first lecture entitled: “Stone arch bridges” will analyse the principles of arch bridge construction, issues of structure and static function of arches and will examine excellent examples of bridges from the East and West.

In the second lecture entitled: “High inscribed pedestals of tethrippos“, will present the famous votive tetrippo of Polyzalus at Delphi, for which various representations have been proposed. Fortunately, various pedestals on the Acropolis and the South Cliff of the Acropolis allow for safe representations of the general form of the tetrippos, which are also useful for the representation of the Delphic counterparts. The Athenian monuments in question are.

The third lecture, entitled “Egyptian pyramids“, will refer to the historical context, location, design principles and construction of the pyramids, related theories and the major issue of site organisation.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 18:00, the first lecture on “Stone arch bridges” will be given, in which the general principles of bridge construction and in particular the construction of arched bridges, the issues of the structure and the static function of arches within the broader context of the classification of static structures will be discussed. At the same time, Professor Manolis Korres will talk about a system of symbols referring to the classification of bridges according to criteria such as type, size and main structural material.

Subsequently, excellent examples of bridges will be shown and commented on, as follows:

Roman arched bridges,

Chinese arch bridges,

The bridge of Tigris in Hasan-keyf

Great bridges of the West before the Renaissance.

Attendance at all lectures is free of charge. Reservations are required. To register, please contact the coordinator of the lectures, Ms. Angeliki Stratigopoulou at the following e-mail address a.stratigopoulou@yahoo. gr

Epigraphic Museum

Tositsa 1, 106 82 Athens

210 8232950, 210 8847576

E-mail: [email protected]


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