This summer, Professor Polyvia Parara presented a paper on her new research project on the "Classical Bouquet: Cities and Cultural Landscapes from Past to Present" at the IASCC International Conference "Heritage in Transition" in Ermoupolis, Greece, from July 27th to 29th.
The paper emphasized the connection of the classical past to modern identities by showing how the Classical Bouquet or Anthodesmi Klassiki of Elisavet Kontaxaki exemplifies the concept of cultural identity and invites the international audience to explore Greece's cultural beauties and humanistic values. The Classical Bouquet is currently owned by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
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