Exhibitions: The Greek Rare Books Exhibition

This exhibition, held 15–29 October 2008, was organized jointly by the Alex Med Center and the Arts Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in collaboration with the Greek Chapter of the Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Association of Friends of the National Library of Greece, and the Hellenic Language Heritage Association.

On its inauguration, 20 October 2008, a lecture entitled “The Ecumenicity of the Hellenic Language” was given in Greek by Antonius Kounadis, Emeritus Professor of the National Technical University of Athens, and Academic and Honorary President of the Hellenic Language Heritage. This was followed by a lecture on “Greek Language, and its contribution to basic concepts of European civilization” given in Greek by Georgios Babiniotis, Professor of linguistics at the University of Athens, and President of the Hellenic Foundation of Culture.