A Reading by Dr. Therese Sellers from Ilias Venezis’ Land of Aeolia

On October 26, 2021, members of the HCHC community gathered at the Maliotis Cultural Center to hear Dr. Therese Sellers read from her translation of Ilias Venezis’ Αιολική Γη, or Land of Aeolia (Denise Harvey Publisher, 2020). Dr. Sellers provided a biographical sketch of Venezis and spoke about the context of the Nazi occupation of Greece in which Venezis wrote the lyrical memoir of his childhood. Dr. Sellers’ inspired reading of passages from the book captivated the audience and was followed by a lively question-and-answer session with active student involvement. The event was sponsored by the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asia Minor and organized in collaboration with the Hellenic College Classics and Greek Studies Programs.