On Tuesday, September 28, 202, Christian Meier’s study entitled A culture of freedom. Ancient Greece and the origins of Europe, published by the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, was presented at an event in the garden of the Numismatic Museum of Athens.
In his book, Christian Meier, emeritus professor at the University of Munich, attempts to understand the “miracle” of ancient Greek culture and the factors that contributed to it; to understand how, for the only time in world history, an entire society faced the challenge of balancing, consolidating and unfolding its freedom, ultimately shaping a culture that continues to influence politics and culture in the modern world.
In the book presentation event, speeches were delivered by Pantelis Boukalas, author-journalist and member of the Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation, Dimitris Kyrtatas, historian, emeritus professor at the University of Thessaly and scientific editor of the volume, Konstantinos Papageorgiou, Professor of Law at the University of Athens and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation, and Annette Vosswinkel, PhD in German Language and Literature, editor-writer-translator.
The event was also honored by the presence of the former Speakers of Parliament, Apostolos Kaklamanis and Byron Polydoras, members of the Scientific and Executive Committee of the Parliament, and other historians and academics.