The Ancient Ostrakon

Categories: 2011 Films

Time: 3:30 pm
Director: Nikos Alevras
Production Director/Assistant Director: Maria Skoula
Short (2009): 22 min

How and why are Ancient Greek words, Ancient Greek notions, and Ancient Greek philosophy still prevalent in our lives, 2,500 years on? Why is a piece of baked clay, an ostrakon -which derives from the Ancient Greek word for bone- the hardest material on earth? How is earth transformed into bone to protect one’s brain? Was Heraclitus right when he wrote “Everything flows”? The questions above are all posed and answered in the film.