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The fourth “Festival of Philosophy in Ancient Greece” on the subject of Friendship was successfully completed and included events and educational programs in Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Messine and Loutraki.
Within the framework of the collaboration of Diazoma Association with the Italian “Festival of Philosophy in Magna Grecia” (Festival della Filosofia in Magna Grecia – FFMG) and in cooperation with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Messinia, educational events and happenings took place on the archaeological site of Ancient Messine on March 13 & 18, 2018. During these two days, a total of 1,500 Ιtalian high school students were guided through Ancient Messine and participated in the educational activities planned by the FFMG’s scientific team with great enthusiasm. Sixteen Greek students of the 4th High school of Kalamata, which takes part in the educational activity “Students guide students in ancient theatres” developed by Diazoma, guided the Italian students in English. A guided tour in Italian by the archaeologist-guide followed.
On March 14th, Greek students of the 2nd High school of Artemida guided Italian students in Italian during the educational activity “Philosophical walk” near the ancient theatre of Dionysus on the south side of the Acropolis. Thereafter, the Greek students were toured around the ancient theatre of Dionysus by Mr. Konstantinos Boletis, architect and member of Diazoma board of directors.
The organization of the “Festival of Philosophy in Ancient Greece” for the 4th consecutive year was a success. The Diazoma Association expresses its satisfaction that this cooperation gave the opportunity to more Italian students to get acquainted with Greece’s archeological wealth and ancient Greek philosophy as well as to build a deep “friendship” between Italy and our country.