The Academy of Athens, during its annual celebratory meeting which took place on Friday, handed out awards and praises from the Institute for 2013. The meeting began with a speech from the President of the Academy of Athens, Spiros Evangelatos, on “The Life of Galileo by Brecht and the Scientists’ Responsibility Towards the Truth.”
Among others, poet Manos Eleftheriou, Thanasis Hatzopoulos and essayist Nasos Vagenas were awarded for their work; novelists Sotiris Dimitriou and Amanda Michalopoulou for their collections of short stories; and essayist Maria Delivoria for her study on “Woman of Zakynthos’ of Solomos.”
The Academy also honored historian George Tolias, philologist Kyriakos Tsantsanoglou, architect Mohamed Fouad Awad for his contribution to the conservation and enhancement of the historical and architectural legacy of Hellenism and Orthodoxy in Egypt, the Orthodox church of Kolwezi in Congo for its charitable and social action, the Public Library of Corfu for its multifaceted and valuable offer that promotes scientific research and intellectual creation in the Ionian Islands and Greece, the Association “Friends of Music ” for its long and outstanding contribution to the field of culture, arts, education and especially of music, the bibliology workshop “Philippos Iliou” for the constructing of the 19th century Greek bibliography which is posted on the website of Benaki Museum, and 15-year-old Telemachus Tsimirikas, who was burned alive trying to rescue his two younger siblings from a fire.
The General Secretary of the Academy of Athens, Vasilis Petrakos, presented the Academy’s work for 2013 and its program for the next year.