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The award of the Golden Cross of the Order of Honour to Dutch professor of the University of Amsterdam for his contribution to Modern Greek Literature

The Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam, Arnold van Gemert, will be honored by the Greek State with the Golden Cross of the Order of Honour in a special ceremony at the Ambassador’s residence in Greece in The Hague on November 27 at 19:30, for his great contribution to the dissemination of Modern Greek culture in the Netherlands.

The President of the Hellenic Republic awards the highest distinction of the Greek state to the professor for the promotion of study of early Modern Greek Literature in Greece and in the Netherlands.

Mr. van Gemert served as associate professor and professor of Modern Greek Literature at the University of Amsterdam for several years. His research at the State Archives of Venice contributed to a radical revision of the chronology of early Modern Greek Literature. On Behalf of the President of the Hellenic Republic, the award will be given by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to the Netherlands, H.E. Mrs Teresa – Paraskevi Angelatou.

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