DISCOVER LECTURE SERIES
Cosponsored by The American Turkish Association
STORIES ABOUT WARFARE
The Trojan War— Glory, Fame, and Honor
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020, 6:30 PM
MATCH, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston - 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
DR. RÜSTEM ASLAN Director of Excavations at Troy, Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Archaeology
Books for sale following lecture:
The Iliad by Homer
Troy: City of Mythology and Archaeology by Dr. Rüstem Aslan
Struggle and confrontation make up much of human history, and some of our greatest stories revolve around warfare. Indeed, Greek mythology culminates in the Trojan War, one of the foundational tales of Western literature, with themes that continue to reverberate today. But was Troy a real place? Did the battles depicted by Homer really happen? Archaeologists now believe they have unearthed the true lost city of Troy. Discover what they have found in their excavations and learn more about the story, its symbolism, and its continuing contemporary significance.
Admission: $10.00 – Member. $15 – General.
Tickets available by phone at 713.521.4533 or in person at the MATCH box office
A TROJAN HORSE FOR HOUSTON May 9, 2020
Now Houston can claim its very own Trojan horse! Created by students who are donating it to the City of Houston. Join us for festivities that are a testimony to the enduring power of story.
Hector fights in the Trojan War. Greek vase. c. 500 BC