The importance of this event is multifold. First, such developments suggest a growing integration of Aquinas’ thought in the Greek cultural milieu: the conference was located not only in Greece but at its most illustrious cultural center. In addition, the language of the presentations was, for the most part, modern Greek.
From December 15th to 16th, 2017, under the auspices of the National Library of Greece, the University of Patras, and the Hellenic Institute of the University of London, an International Congress was held on the topic, “Thomas Aquinas and his reception in Byzantium”, which, according to its organizers, is the first of its kind that has occurred in Greece. The conference took place at the Cultural Center “Stauros Niarchos Foundation” and was attended by more than 25 speakers and representatives of various European institutions.