On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1pm (Eastern time), a free webinar to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon will be held featuring internationally-recognized marathon runner and author Dean Karnazes and Professor Paul Cartledge, chairman of Marathon2500 and A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University. Sponsored by the global nonprofit Reading Odyssey, Inc., the subject of the online lecture is Marathon and Moderns.
Dean Karnazes was named by Men's Fitness Magazine to be the "Fittest Man in the World", as well as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine. Recently, Karnazes has achieved his long-time goal of running 50 marathons, in all 50 U.S. states, in 50 consecutive days.
Paul Cartledge is a Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy at New York University and A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek History, the A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, and a fellow of Clare College at Cambridge. Cartledge served as primary historical consultant for the BBC television series The Greeks and the Channel 4 series The Spartans. He has been honored with the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour, and he is an honorary citizen of Sparta.
To listen online to the webinar, visit: https://www.hidefconferencing.com/wav/rec/21/conf256921_502307136.mp3
For more information about events celebrating the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, visit: http://www.marathon2500.org