Dr. Niki Kalogiratou presents her children’s book “Heraclitus and the Mystery of Cayster River” at the Philhellenism Museum, a work that has attracted the interest of both young readers and adults who love ancient Greek philosophy and culture.
The author, with an academic background in philosophy and experience in marketing, public relations, and the media, combines her knowledge with her love of children’s literature, presenting a work aimed at children aged 6-12. The book follows the adventures of young Heraclitus and his dog, Kyon, as they search for the source of their hometown’s main river, with Heraclitus making observations about the natural environment and expressing his philosophical thoughts on the ever-changing world.
The book highlights the importance of Heraclitus’ philosophy, presenting ten exact passages in translation, together with elements of ancient Greek history and culture. It encourages young readers to look for deeper meanings in everyday life and to reflect on the constant changes in their lives and environment.
The presentation will take place on November 19, 2023, and will include an interactive workshop for children, where they will be able to explore philosophical topics through activities that will stimulate their imagination and thinking. The workshop will be open to children from 6 to 12 years old and participation is free, subject to prior registration due to a limited number of places.
Dr. Kalogiratou will be available for discussion and autographs after the presentation, and the book will be available for purchase in the museum shop.
For more information and registration, contact the Philhellenic Museum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Philhellenism Museum
Address: 12 Zisimopoulou, 11524 Athens
Date: 19 November 2023
Workshop Duration: About 2 hours
Suitable for ages: 6-12 years
Admission: Free (pre-registration required)