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08 January, 1998
The culture ministry is planning to emphasize the life and works of pre-Revolutionary figures Rigas Feraios and Dionysios Solomos to expatriate Greeks, as 1998 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the forger's death and the latter's birth.
The historical message of Feraios and Solomos led to the emancipation of all Balkan peoples over the last two centuries, according to the ministry.
Two international conferences on the influence of Feraios on Balkan liberation movements from Ottoman rule will be organized next fall, one in Paris and the other in Naples, with presentations by Greek and foreign scholars.
Source: Athens News Agency