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    THE ACROPOLIS -- SITE OF THE ANCIENT ATHENS ASSEMBLY WHERE THE INTELLECTUALS OF THE DAY SAW THE BIRTH OF THE WORLD'S FIRST DEMOCRACY.

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    THE ACROPOLIS -- SITE OF THE ANCIENT ATHENS ASSEMBLY WHERE THE INTELLECTUALS OF THE DAY SAW THE BIRTH OF THE WORLD'S FIRST DEMOCRACY.

    TODAY, MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS LATER, THIS FAMOUS HILL IS ONCE AGAIN ECHOING TO "WORDS OF WISDOM." LEADING WORLD INTELLECTUALS HAVE GATHERED TO DISCUSS "HUMAN IDEALS AND ASPIRATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF PRESENT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE."
    STARTING TODAY (MONDAY), JUST BEFORE SUNSET, THE SPEAKERS WILL AIR THEIR THOUGHTS. ORATIONS WILL BE MADE EACH DAY UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY.

    THE MEETING IS THE FIRST OF AN ANNUAL SERIES ORGANISED ON THE INITIATIVE OF THE LATE KING PAUL OF THE HELLENES.

    YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), THE ORATORS GATHERED ON ACROPOLIS FOR THE BLESSING BY THE BISHOP OF ACKAIA, REPRESENTING THE ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS, KING CONSTANTINE AND CROWN PRINCESS IRENE OF THE HELLENES WERE THERE.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS SHOWN ON FILM: PROFESSOR HIDKI YUKAWA, PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AT KYOTO UNIVERSITY, AND HIS WIFE, LORD ADRIAN, MASTER OF TRINITY COLLEGE AT ENGLAND'S CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, AND HIS WIFE, PROFESSOR JOHN FINLEY, PROFESSOR OF GREEK LITERATURE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, AND HIS WIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JGHW6QBIO8J5NIMEQ13VDSB8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JGHW6QBIO8J5NIMEQ13VDSB8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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