Organized by AEMN. The aim of this AEMN project is to trace the historical and cultural sources of Europe to promote the consensus among its peoples and the memory of the fonts. For these reasons on October 31st people from 4 nations (Greece, Italy, France and Spain) went to the Delphi sanctuary using cars and a van to rent. The scholar, a journalist with history and Greek history, Irene Dimopoulos, has led the group to race from Athens to Delphi. At Delphi the group went to visit the Onfalos where the Pythia spread the vats which had so much importance in antiquity so that Romans – Dimopoulos told – when was under Annibale’s threat, sent a Delegation to Delphi to cuddle the fate. The group then climbed to the Apollo temple and there was the meaning of Apollo, god of light and music, and of the subtle vibrations of the universe that quantum science seems to confirm today. Visited the archaeological museum, the group have been drinking water from the Delphi source before taking the road back to Athens.
The evening of the next day (november the first) AEMN held a public conference in the Cypria Hotel in Athens titled “At Athens, Cradle of the Arts and Democracy”. The first intervention was once again done from Irene Dimopoulos who made a summary of the Pericles age, the Delo-Attica League, Fidia, the arts, the Athenian living habits, the freedom that breathed in Athens hoping that the European future will be able to retrace the path of that past.
Alix Grabé, french member of EurHope, recalled that democracy in Athens was shared and all people was involved in this way the whole city and each individual citizen was committed to building the future. The Italian journalist and historian Giuseppe Spezzaferro also recalled that there were limits to freedom in Athens as well, the repressive and casual use of Ostracism must also reflect on the teachings of what you do not have to copy. Claudio Verardi, chairman ov Arditamente (Italy) told that the spirit of the poleis was the strength and weakness of Greece, the strength as each of them was proud of its identity, weakness as rivalry prevented Greece from becoming as strong as the sum of poleis could have. The struggle between regions and states (ex Catalonia) and rivalries between national states are indicating today a weakness in Europe their identity and their pride are the strength of Europe who must find their synthesis. Spanish journalist Enrique Ravello Barber’s thesis was that the athenian thalassocracy should be imitated today, in Europe, in the challenge for space, sea of the future. Gabriele Adinolfi, chirman of EurHope has drawn the synthesis of previous interventions by saying that the Greek model is the best inspiration for our future. The interventions were translated into Greek by Italian, English and French, The audience was about 75 people.
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