The European Cultural Centre of Delphi (ECCD) is organising a two-day conference this weekend at the eponymous site in mountainous central Greece focusing on the theme of "The Tragic Heroine as a Symbol in Modern Society", an event capping off the two-week-long 8th International Conference on Ancient Drama, which included numerous theatrical performances, roundtable discussions and presentations at the Centre by artists from around the world. Women's role in western and non-western society is the sub-theme of the series of events at the Delphi Centre, which lies just outside the boundaries of the renowned archaeological site of Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks as the sacred "navel of the world" during antiquity.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Athens-based Research Center for Gender Equality (KEThI), with an international panel of distinguished speakers scheduled to speak over the weekend. The Delphi Centre’s 8th International Conference on Ancient Drama will conclude on Sunday evening with a performance of Euripides' "Medea", direction and translation by Pilar Tavora, at the centre's Phrynichos outdoor odeon.
Source: Athens News Agency