ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Hellenistic period witnessed many achievements and contributions in all fields of knowledge that have greatly added to human thought and to the culmination of modern science, culture and civilization in general. To celebrate the 24 centuries that elapsed since its beginning and the startup of the Library and the Museum of Alexandria, the Μarianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation, the Acropolis Museum, the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences took the initiative to co-organize a high-level Conference to serve as a stimulus to scholars of different disciplines and to turn their attention to the Hellenistic world and its importance to our civilization.
The “Hellenistic Alexandria: Celebrating 24 Centuries” Conference will be held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, on December 13-15, 2017
The Conference will encourage high level dialogues and philosophical discussions between international experts on Hellenistic Alexandria who will point out the importance of the brilliantly original ideas of the Hellenistic age and the curious modernity of the whole atmosphere of the time. The Conference will be divided equally between chronological history and cultural themes illuminating the impact of the Hellenistic ideas to modern philosophy, art and to contemporary science.