FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Daphne Nikolopoulos

Cultural Studies

Daphne Nikolopoulos, writing as D.J. Niko, is the author of “The Sarah Weston Chronicles” archaeological thriller series. Books in the series include “The Tenth Saint” and “The Riddle of Solomon.” She is at work on an interactive historical novel about the fall of Israel’s United Monarchy. A career journalist who has worked in the U.S. and Europe, Ms. Nikolopoulos is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine and Editorial Director of Palm Beach Media Group. A native of Athens, Greece, she has traveled to and lived in various parts of the world – including out of a backpack for two years. She has taken courses in classical studies at the University of Athens and has a degree in international business from the University of Central Florida. She currently resides in West Palm Beach with her husband and their twin son and daughter.

The Oracles of Antiquity
How the Oracular Tradition of the Ancient World Influenced the World Order, and its Impact on Modern Societies

In ancient Greece and its surrounding states, no important decision was made without consulting an Oracle — an individual, most often a woman, with seeing powers granted her by the gods. In this lecture, we will examine the oracular sites of ancient Greece, including the famed Oracle of Delphi, and dissect the process by which these prophetic statements were delivered. We also will look at the political significance of the oracles in antiquity and examine their impact on modern society.

For several years, award-winning novelist and journalist Daphne Nikolopoulos has been researching world cultures and their impact on the evolution of religion and spirituality for her archeological thrillers and historical fiction.

Lecture # F1R2
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, November 6, 2014
  Time:12:00–1:30 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member