Updated: Oct 23, 2018

Metamorphoses: Gods and Mortals in The Age of Hadrian: Two lyres, in a dialogue between Romans and Greeks. Bettina Joy de Guzman sings in original Latin text with lyre, while Nikos accompanies the recitation by the public with lyre.

"Bettina Joy De Guzman, a multifaceted musician and historian who revives ancient Latin and Greek music and composes remanufactured historical instruments using traditional rhythms and performances, will play an ancient form and will sing using the Latin text. Besides, Dr. Nikos Xanthoulis, a composer and award-winning scholar of ancient Greek music, who recently wrote and presented in Greece and Europe the first soloist work on ancient lyra and symphony orchestra, will musically accompany the audience to reading extracts from the text Ovid (translated by Andreas N. Michalopoulos and Charilaos N. Michalopoulos). Also, poems by Antonis Makrydimitris from the book OBIDANA, inspired by the great Roman poet and his work, will also be read, offering a modern dimension in the ways that ancient myths can be approached and revived."

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Musician and historian Bettina Joy De Guzman and composer Nikos Xanthoulis will accompany on copies of ancient string instruments excerpts from Ovid's "Metamorphoses", read by audience members at the National Archaeological Museum on Monday, June 18.

De Guzman revives ancient Latin and Greek music and composes pieces for reconstructed historical instruments. She will play the ancient forminx, which resembles a lyre, and will sing in Latin.

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