Monetary Greek Debt – From Ancient to Modern Times - National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum will be closed to the public from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Friday, June 16 due to a private event.

Monetary Greek Debt – From Ancient to Modern Times
Sunday, June 25, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 PM at the National Hellenic Museum

Cost: $15 non-members, $10 NHM, $5 students

Monetary Greek Debt – From Ancient to Modern Times
Johanna Hanink is an Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University and will be speaking about “Monetary Greek Debt – From Ancient to Modern Times”. Hanink is also the author of The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity. In her talk, Hanink will be discussing the International Monetary Fund’s first bailout of Greece’s sinking economy in 2010, the phrase “Greek debt” has meant one thing to the country’s creditors. But for millions who claim to prize culture over capital, it means something quite different: the symbolic debt that Western civilization owes to Greece for furnishing its principles of democracy, philosophy, mathematics, and fine art. Where did this other idea of Greek debt come from, Johanna Hanink asks, and why does it remain so compelling today?

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