May 14, 2021

The Spanish writer Pedro Olalla is declared an Illustrious Visitor of Montevideo

The Spanish writer Pedro Olalla is declared an Illustrious Visitor of Montevideo

Spanish writer Pedro Olalla, an expert in Hellenism, was declared today Illustrious Visitor of Montevideo by the Intendance of the Uruguayan capital as part of his visit to the country, where he also presented his latest book, "De senectute política: unanswered letter to Cicero "

After the ceremony, the filmmaker also stressed to Efe that the recognition he received from the capital city is an "honor" that "crystallizes" the interest and "kindness" with which he and his works have always been treated. in the country.

In this sense, he pointed out that this type of mentions motivate him to continue maintaining his humanist vision as "militant attitude in favor of man" based on traditional Greek principles and advancing in his collaboration with educational and cultural institutions.

In addition, the well-known ambassador of Hellenism stressed that he shares the Greco-Roman culture in his literary and audiovisual works through different channels and languages, but "always with an expression of Hellenism" in modern times.

Olalla, who also works as a translator, photographer and teacher, has been living in Greece for 24 years, and arrived in Uruguay on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the María Tsakos Foundation, which commemorates the date with different events, including the colloquium of this Wednesday in which he presented his book launched in April 2018.

The work is framed in the author's traditional historical or descriptive profile, which carries out a philosophical dialogue with Cicero two thousand years later and analyzes what it means to grow old both in the personal and ethical sense and in the sociopolitical sense, under current challenges and from what was raised by the old thinker.

This book, which deals with "about life", according to Olalla, escapes the traditional historical or descriptive profile of the author that is seen in other publications recognized as "Mythological Atlas of Greece" or "The places of myth".


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