Philia, where love meets friendship
Philosophy Festival in Greece® relives the ancient path experienced by the Mediterranean koinè through the centuries and rediscovers its beating heart, its authentic belonging by landing in Greece in Athens, Delphi, Epidaurus, Ancient Messene and Corinth/ Loutraki. Koinè rediscovers the authentic cosmopolitanism of Philia, a Love based on a free, equal relationship, without any ambition for possession.
The Mediterranean community, through its philosophy, reminds us that it is possible to be friends in being foreigners: the great “archipelago” is the casket that gave birth to stellar friendships, as Nietzsche defines them:
“When it is not friendship to be friend of the similar one, of what is known, of what in some way belongs to us. It is friendship to believe that there is really an extraordinary, invisible curve and stellar orbit, in which our so different paths and destinations could be included, as if they were small stretches of road”.
A path already indicated by Epicurus, who perhaps wrote the most beautiful words on friendship:
“Of all the treasures that wisdom can amass for happiness, friendship is the greatest, the most inexhaustible, the sweetest. Whoever is convinced that there is nothing more solid in life than friendship knows the art of affirming his spirit against the fear of eternity or the duration of pain. Neither those who easily abandon themselves to friendship nor those who hesitate to do so are to be esteemed. It is necessary to take risks, for the sake of friendship. Friendship dances across the earth, bringing us all the appeal to open our eyes to happiness”.
The road is still the same: Philosophy Festival in Greece® traces that route between East and West, between islands and peninsulas, convinced that together we can make “stellar friendships” and make an exciting journey to discover ourselves and an authentic relationship with the other.
by Annalisa Di Nuzzo (annalisadinuzzo.com/)
“PHILIA” EDUCATIONAL PROJECT MARCH-APRIL 2022 [pdf]
PROGETTO DIDATTICO “PHILIA” MARZO-APRILE 2022 [pdf]
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