The impact of the Olympic Games on modern society is the topic of a lecture by a University of Utah professor of classics and theatre, scheduled at the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Professor James. T. Svendsen will focus on the relationship of athletics to education, religion and culture in ancient Greece. The program, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Hellenic Cultural Association.The church is located at 5335 Highland Drive.