The International Conference titled “Hail, o Hail, Liberty!” was successfully completed under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
This commemorative event, co-hosted by the Museum of Solomos and Zakynthians and the Ionian Academy 1808, marked two centuries since the composition of the “Hymn to Liberty” by Greek poet Dionysios Solomos.
His Eminence Metropolitan John of Zambia was an esteemed participant at this significant conference.
Summarising the conference’s outcomes on Sunday, Mr. Yiannis Metaxas, President of the Ionian Academy 1808, expressed his intention to meticulously review each suggestion presented and offer his insights. He also proposed organising a subsequent conference under the auspices of the Solomos Museum. This forthcoming event would delve into the exploration of how the history of the Ionian Islands resonates within local communities.
The President of the Solomos Museum extended gratitude to all participants and paid tribute to the museum’s founders, notably late Mr. Nikolaos Varvianis. Mr. Varvianis was lauded for safeguarding the manuscripts containing the verses of Greece’s national poet from the destructive earthquake of 1953.