The Hellenic American Union (HAU) on Monday commemorated World Poetry Day with an event on the pioneering theory of poet Nanos Valaoritis on the Homeric epics, on the occasion of the publication of "Homer and the Alphabet".

A discussion on Homer's epics and the primordial development and structure of the Greek alphabet followed.

The discussion was coordinated by HAU managing director Leonidas-Fivos Koskos, with several noted academics participating, including Valaoritis.