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.
20 November 2021: One hour free man (1821-1897)
22 January 2022: 52 years a soldier (1897-1949)
19 March 2022: The costly spring (1949-present)
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.
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.