Who the "Greeks" were and are, with Prof. Roderick Beaton invited by KYKLOS!
00:00 Introduction (Maria Patakia)
02:04 What is a revolution (Maria Patakia)
10:11 Greek dualism and Greek Revolution (Vassili Danilof)
20:39 Greek national identity (Costis Yeraris)
26:03 "Macedonia" dispute and the Greek "dualism" (Vassilis Magnis)
37:03 Dichotomy (Maria Patakia)
43:40 Greek debt: classical vs financial (Maria Patakia)
Roderick Beaton grew up in Edinburgh where he first studied Latin and ancient Greek before going on to Peterhouse, Cambridge, to graduate with a BA in English Literature and a PhD in Modern Greek. He came to King’s in 1981, first as Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Literature, and then from 1988 until his retirement in 2018 as Koraes Professor. For ten years he headed the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (whose functions since 2015 have been taken over by the Department of Classics), and from 2012 to 2018 was Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies.
He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA, 2013), a Fellow of King’s College (FKC, 2018), Commander of the Order of Honour of the Hellenic Republic (2019) and, from September to December 2021, has been appointed A.G. Leventis Visiting Professor in Greek at the University of Edinburgh.
Coordination / production: Maria Patakia / Vassili Danilof