|Event||John Lewis on The Architects of Reason|
|Group||FROST (Front Range Objectivist Supper Talks)|
|Details||Supper Talk with Dr. John Lewis
Dr. John Lewis on "The Architects of Reason: The Ancient Greek Cities of Sicily"
The birth of Western Civilization is the rise of reason into cultural dominance. It is in the ancient Greek city-states where, for the first time, cities, buildings, and political institutions were designed as reason dictated. Human action, not chance, was now the motor of human affairs. This lecture will celebrate, in words and photos, the spread of Greek civilization into the west, through the Greek colonies of southern Italy and Sicily, as revealed in their architecture and its town planning. The great theatres at Syracuse and Taormina, the awesome temples of Agrigento, Paestum and Selinus, the forum at Paestum, even the broken pottery scratched with the earliest written Greek verse, show us that the Greeks were the cultural pioneers of the western Mediterranean. Dr. Lewis will discuss the visible remains of the wonderful culture that would one day spread through Rome, the Renaissance, and into the present day.
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