Symposium of the Center for Indian and Indo-Hellenic Studies in Athens

Old and new students and friends of Indian culture had the opportunity to meet and exchange views at the symposium organized by the Athens Center for Indian and Greek-Indian Studies on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Indian Chef restaurant in Athens.

The topic of the symposium was “The ethical dimensions and effects of vegetarianism on our physical and mental health”, which was proposed by Prof. Dimitrios Vassiliadis, making references to the positions of Buddhism and Jainism regarding the killing of animals for food offerings. A discussion on the matter followed where different opinions were expressed by the participants about when and how killing an animal for food could be justified.

Photo: Prof. Dimitrios Vassiliadis offers the first copy of the book “संस्कृत saṁskṛta Sanskrit” to the scholar Anagnosti (Noti) Bogatsa as an honor for his invaluable contribution to the best and most accurate rendering of the book.

At the symposium, the book “संस्कृत saṁskṛta Σανσκριτικά“, recently released by ELINEPA Indological Publications, was presented for the first time.

Photo: Greek literature professor Georgia Pateridou was one of the five lucky winners of the book “Dimitrios Galanos – His Life and Unknown Work in India” by the late Indologist Miltiadis Spyros, which was published in 2023 by ELINEPA

In the raffle, which followed, books from the Indological publications ELINEPA were offered, and gifts from the family of Maria Nikolaidou, the artist Vasiliki Psychogyiou and the wine producer Kourtis Winery.