One hour free man (1821-1897)
Greek revolution and 19th century
Why does OXI (‘no’ in Greek) have a positive meaning?
Why does Greece spend so much money on defense?
Is Greece a successful or a failed state?
Is Greece Europe?
Alexandros, Greek teacher at Taalhuis Amsterdam but also historian, invites you to dive into modern Greek history to look at the above questions (and more!) from a historical point of view.
This is the first ‘συζητηση’ (talk) in a small series of three talks about modern Greek history. Each evening will start with a mini history class, followed by Q&A’s and a free discussion. There will also be wine, ouzo, other Greek delicacies and of course lots of new Greek vocabulary. The moderator of the evening is Diederik Burgersdijk.
The three sessions aim to be your travel companion, a contextual bedrock to further develop your Greek language skills, and a guide to understanding modern Greece.
Saturday 20 November / 20:00 / Muiderstraat 24
Host: Alexandros Oikonomou
Moderator: Diederik Burgersdijk
From 30 April to 8 May we will travel to Greece for a ‘travelling language trip’, to see a few of the important places of this period of Greek history with our own eyes.
Saturday 20 November 2021