A Modern Greek Tragedy: The Storied Life & Death of Ion Dragoumis

‌Lecture Series Description: Ion Dragoumis (1878-1920) was a major figure in the intellectual, cultural, and political history of modern Greece. His personal and public life were celebrated and coincide with some of the most important developments in early 20th century Greek and European history. His assassination in 1920 was considered by friend and foe alike a tragedy and a loss for Greece.

Lecture Series Information: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., starting April 4, 2018, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, University of St. Thomas St. Paul Campus

Lecture Series EducatorJohn A. Mazis is professor of Russian and European History at Hamline University. He has published a number of articles on issues related to the history of Greece and Russia including two books: The Greeks of Odessa: Diaspora Leadership in Late Imperial Russia and A Man For All Seasons: The Uncompromising Life of Ion Dragoumis which was translated into Greek. He is currently working on a manuscript on the activities of Athanasios Souliotis-Nikolaidis.

Fee for the series:  $90 per person

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Detailed Lecture Series Syllabus:

Apr. 4

A new beginning for an ancient people

Modern Greece is created after centuries of foreign domination.

Apr. 11

Fortunate son

Ion Dragoumis, the favorite son of the Athenian elite

Apr. 18

A heroic life

Adventures at home and abroad

Apr. 25

The iconoclast

Thinking outside of the box; new and dangerous ideas

May 2

The innovator

A new way for the future of Hellenism

May 9

Death in the afternoon

A "who done it" story