You are not a foreigner here in Kalimera – travel book

This sentence, taken from an ancient stele in the Apulian town of Kalimera, is used as the title for a new book about seven journeys that followed the traces of Greek (language) culture outside Greece. The contributions, which are in German and Greek, appear in the spring programme of Residenz Verlag in St. Pölten and the publisher Ianos in Thessaloniki.

The travel report by Kunrich Gehrer is a cogent contribution to interpreting and understanding European western culture and its Greek roots. All the carefully made photo reports are by Paul Rachbauer. Reinhard Gassner provides information on the development of lettering in the countries visited and the relationship to Greek lettering, illustrate with graphics and alphabets.