The National Archaeological Museum introduces a new series of events titled “Archaeology and Poetry”. This initiative is set alongside the “Odysseys” exhibition, where Homer’s poetic word, together with that of Cavafy, Seferis, Elytis and Ritsos acts as the basic interpretative means to approach antiquities in a symbolic way, highlighting man’s eternal struggle for prosperity and creation.

Connecting poetic discourse and antiquities offers a privileged field for the detection of the subjective and the unspoken, searching for connotations and symbolisms illuminating the world of antiquity intuitively, bridging it with often unexpected analogies to the present. Vangelis Chronis’ recent collection of poems, entitled “Statues and Souls” converses with time and seeks out the statues’ “soul” through experiences and corporal as well as sensual memories constituting our present identity.

Speaking on Vangelis Chronis’s poetry on Monday, April 24 at 6pm will be Titos Patrikios, Kostas Georgousopoulos, G.N. Maniotis and Thanasis T. Niarchos.

Vangelis Chronis has been honored with the Academy Award for the collection “Young in Hades.” His “The statues and souls” collection is published through Kastaniotis.

The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation is the communication sponsor for the event, to which admission is free.

For more information, visit the National Archaeological Museum at www.namuseum.gr, or call 2132144891.