Monday, November 21, 2005

In which Glaukopis rambles and then attaches a PSA at the end

Glaukopis likes to talk about herself in the third person occassionally (well, more than occassionally), so Glaukopis will be doing so today. Just be glad that Glaukopis has not taken to talking about herself in the second person in this blog--yet!

Glaukopis was very mad when she got out of the shower this morning and discovered that her INTERNET was DOWN. She felt as if she were abandoning her dear readers! Glaukopis does not know if her internet is back up at home now and is taking the liberty of updating from campus. Glaukopis also does not know when her internet will return but hopes that it will do so in the next day or so. Glaukopis spent the weekend filling out grad apps online, and she hopes to finish off the details over the short Thanksgiving break!

After her Latin class today, Glaukopis was told by Homo Edax to put up a permanent link to his blog. Glaukopis has now done so and hopes that her illustrious professor (well, the feles est extra saccum) will return the favour.

Lastly, Glaukopis was reminded by her bama, Chip, to post about a local (D.C.) program on Dec 3 on The Influence of Greek Drama on Classical Opera. The full e-mail as she received is thus:

The society for the preservation of the Greek heritage Invites you to participate in a seminar on:

The Influence of Greek Drama on Classical Opera:
A Seminar with music by Opera Lafayette
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.

At the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC (just east of Dupont Circle)

The rediscovery of ancient Greek culture contributed in large measure to the creation of opera. The structural elements of Greek theatre—stage and audience, chorus, dance, song and declamation—all inspired a new way of uniting drama with music. The myths and tragedies of ancient Greece provided most of the pastoral and dramatic subjects for this new art form for over one hundred years. Over time, however, these subjects and themes were modified by composers and librettists to reflect the values of different eras.

The program will close with light refreshments.

A parking garage is located across the street from the Carnegie Endowment building for $5. The south exit of the Dupont Circle metro station is just one block away.

Business attire. Reservations Required. Please RSVP before Nov. 29, by calling the SPGH at 202.363.4337 or e-mailing us at

SPGH Members: $20 – Non-members: $25 – Students FREE

Mail checks to SPGH at 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 38, Washington, D.C. 20016. Visa and MasterCard accepted for payment prior to the program. Any cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the program. Thank you.


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