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Consul General of Greece Eleni Georgopoulou told students about the contribution of Greece to world culture

On September 24 at the Faculty of Greek Philology and Translation of Mariupol State University an open lecture by the Consul General of the Hellenic Republic in Mariupol Eleni Georgopoulou was held on topic "Contribution of Greece to world culture over the past 3000 years".

At the beginning of the meeting, General Counsel spoke about contemporary Greece, its state system and economy. Students found out that the population of the Hellenic Republic is about 11 million, and the Greek Diaspora constitutes about 8-10 million people around the world.

 

Then the contribution of the Greeks to the development of world culture was considered. Eleni Georgopoulou noted that Christianity contains multiple elements borrowed from the ancient Greek philosophy, especially from the teachings of Plato, and Orthodox theology picked up a lot from ancient Greek literature. She also pointed out that it was at the time of the Hellenistic epoch (323-30 BC) that the majority of modern spheres of human life, such as philology, medicine, geography, mathematics, geometry, physics, astronomy, engineering, architecture, biology, etc. for the first time reached their heyday.

 

Modern Greece continued its successful path and gained world-wide recognition in education, science, art, music and sports. Among the well-known Greek figures of the day are musicians Dimitris Mitropoulos, Vangelis, opera star Maria Callas, singer Nana Muscuri, writers Nikos Kazandzakis, Kostys Palamas, Jorgos Seferis, Nobel Prize winner in literature (1979) Odisseus Elitis.

 

The topic of the lecture stirred interest among students. After a lively discussion, the audience agreed that the contribution of Greece to world culture is the most significant.

 

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