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Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Artemis Leontis


This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, as this book reveals, Eva's most spectacular performance was her daily revival of ancient Greek life. For almost half a century, dressed in handmade Greek tunics and sandals, she sought to make modern life freer and more beautiful through a creative engagement with the ancients. Along the way, she crossed paths with other seminal modern artists. Eva was a wealthy New York debutante who studied Greek ... More

Keywords: Eva Palmer Sikelianos, Delphic Festivals, ancient Greek life, lesbian, Raymond Duncan, conventional society, Angelos Sikelianos, Greek tragedy, nonconformist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691171722
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Artemis Leontis, author
University of Michigan