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Athens: conference on Dante and Greece

The Italian Cultural Institute of Athens has organised the conference “Dante and Greece”, dedicated to the space that the Supreme Poet has had in modern and contemporary Greek literature.

Promoted by the Italian Philellenic Society along with numerous Italian, Greek and Cypriot institutions, the reason for the initiative is to deepen the legacy of Dante “who, seven hundred years since his death”  – said the Italian Ambassador to Greece, Patrizia Falcinelli – ” is being celebrated all over the world by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a rich programme of initiatives to enhance appreciation of the extraordinary contribution he made to our history and to our continued evolution in all the fields of art and science”.

The day dedicated to Dante Alighieri then included a round table and, in the evening, a screening of the 1911 silent film “L’Inferno” accompanied by live music by Marco Castelli for Sax & Live Electronics, as well as a preview of the exhibition “Dante: the imagination of images” curated by Konstantinos Moussas, which will be officially opened on 5 October. After a stop in Nicosia, the “Dante and Greece” initiative will conclude at Dante’s tomb in Ravenna on 20 November, with a recitation in Greek of the Supreme Poet’s verses.