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"2,500th Year Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae and Salamis Commemoration" Panel Discussion


Enclosed find the video of Sunday’s “2,500th Year Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae and Salamis Commemoration” Panel Discussion Zoom Webinar ( by some of the world’s leading experts on the subject. These two battles in 480 BCE were among the most important in Western civilization. Thank you all for your highly positive and humbling comments, and I was honored to be a part of it. As Petro Doukas the Mayor of Sparta stated it was a “Really great event!” This event was one of the planned events by the AHEPA Hellenic Cultural Commission and Empire District 6 and hosted by EMBCA.

The panel moderator was Prof. Joel Allen the Executive Officer of the PHD Program in History of the Graduate Center/Queens College and Prof. of Classics, and our highly distinguished panelists for this unique historical discussion was the Mayor of Sparta Petros Doukas (and former Deputy Minister of Finance/Foreign Affairs), Prof. Chris Carey Emeritus Professor of Greek at University College London (UCL), Jennifer T. Roberts Professor of Classics at the Graduate Center - CUNY, and Prof. Barry S. Strauss the Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor at Cornell University. I discussed with Mayor Doukas also the events in Sparta around the anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae as well as upcoming events around the 200th Anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution of 1821 in 2021.

Fraternally yours,

Brother Lou Katsos

AHEPA District 6 Governor

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