One of Greece's national treasures, with over 138,000 holdings illuminating Greek civilization

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Gennadius Library

 

Opened in 1926 with the 26,000 volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Rare maps of the Mediterranean, early editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron are just some of the unique items to be found here.

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In addition to its role as an internationally renowned library and research institution, the Library is an active participant in the Athenian and international cultural community through its public lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, and publications.

Come visit us at 61 Souidias Street, 106 76 Athens
Tel. +30-210-7210536

Gennadeion News

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May 16, 2019

Blegen Library’s re-opening

Blegen Library’s reclassification project is nearly complete and the library will re-open on Wednesday June 5th for ASCSA members only and on June 10th for visitors.

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April 16, 2019

Closure of the Gennadius Library May 20, 2019 - August 18, 2019

ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. In order for the work to be completed most efficiently and with the least inconvenience to our users, libraries closure is inevitable.The Gennadius Library will close on May 20, 2019 through August 18, 2019. During the closure of the Gennadius Library there will be limited possibility for the study of manuscripts and rare books from the Special Collections of the Library every Wednesday 9.00am.-4.00pm. Το arrange an appointment, you will need to send an e-mail message to Irini Solomonidi, Senior Librarian, at least two days prior to the visit at the Library. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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April 16, 2019

Denis Rhodes and the Incunabula Colloquium

Dennis Rhodes, the writer of the very important bibliography "Incunabula in Greece: A first census", visited the Gennadius and the British School of Archaelogy Libraries. On Friday April 12, he was welcomed by ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils, GL Director Maria Georgopoulou, BSA Library Penny Wilson and GL Senior Librarian, Irini Solomonidi.

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Events

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Dressing Empire: Ottoman Costume Albums and Transculturation

  • May 28, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
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Gods, Humans, Apes. On the 18th-Century Reception of Winckelmann's History

  • May 30, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
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