Interamerican of Greece Promotes Greek Classical Heritage At Athens Classic Marathon With Donation To Boston University's Arion Journal Of Classics

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Interamerican Group of Companies sponsor's Boston University's "Save the Classics" campaign - a fundraising initiative aligned with Athens Classic Marathon to continue publishing Boston University's Arion Journal of Humanities and the Classics. Arion Development Chair Stamatis Astra will join thousands of runners for the histroric race which follows the original route of the legendary Pheidippides, an ancient soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to declare the Greek victory over Persian invaders in 490 B.C.

Athens Classic Marathon - Greece plans epic celebration to mark 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon - a ancient symbol Greek endurance

Especially during these difficult times for modern Greece, we draw strength from our classical heritage and Arion is committed to retelling the invaluable lessons of the classics every time it goes to print.

Boston University's Arion Journal of Humanities and the Classics announced today that Greece's Interamerican Group of companies will be a proud sponsor of first time Marathon runner, and Arion's Development Committee Chairman Stamatis N. Astra, at the historic 2,500 year Athens Classic Marathon on October 31st 2010.

Interamerican expressed enthusiasm in aligning with this epic opportunity to draw attention to the Greek Classics. "It is our duty to promote the Greek Classical spirit all over the world," Mr. Markos Fragoulopoulos, General Manager of Interamerican Group of companies said. "Especially during these difficult times for modern Greece, we draw strength from our classical heritage and Arion is committed to retelling the invaluable lessons of the classics every time it goes to print."

Arion Editor-in-Chief Herb Golder was grateful for the sponsorship by Interamerican. "I am honored that Interamerican has thrown its support behind our campaign, recognizing that the Greek classical heritage is at the root, and still vitally connected, to everything we value in our civilization today," said Golder. "Arion exists to explore those connections. What better occasion is there to commemorate this than the anniversary of the Battle of Marathon! Had it not been for the Greek victory there, that very civilization might have ceased to exist."

About Arion
Published by Boston University since 1990, Arion is at once unique and highly distinguished, offering readers the best in contemporary criticism, translation of the great classics, and original writing. Having won prizes like the Council of Editors of Learned Journals' Phoenix Award as well as the American Philological Association's Outreach Award, Arion presents, not only for specialists but also for the public at large, a renewed vision of the force of the classics and of their importance to modern life.

About Interamerican Group
INTERAMERICAN is a member of EUREKO, one of the largest and most powerful financial groups in Europe. Interamerican was founded in 1969, and is today the largest insurance company in Greece, with over 2,000 employees, and over 2,300 insurance agents. Interamerican products and services range, from health, auto, and life insurance, to investment products. INTERAMERICAN's mission is to create and offer significant value to society. The company has proven in practice, its sensibility in the sector of social responsibility through its activity to benefit the community, along with its business reliability. Today, INTERAMERICAN aims at maximizing the efficiency of its social initiatives, with the participation of its human resources and, related to the scope of its business, the potential of the Company's services and its know-how.

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