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« (...) we ask UNESCO to invite European Governments to engage in the protection of Latin and Greek languages, as the highest expression of the cultural substance of Europe and to declare them “intangible patrimony of humanity” (...) »


Thanks to the work and efforts of the thousands of petitioners who care deeply about the future of humanities, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities has committed itself to presenting our petition to UNESCO for the acknowledgement of the ancient languages of classical Greek and Latin as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage". A special mention to lawyers Lucio Minervini and Michele Speranza, to Lucia Taverna, and to the Senators of all political parties (whose names are listed in the document of the Senate, to be found below) for their indefatigable work that has made this possible.

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all who have collaborated towards this milestone for the preservation of humanistic studies, and for the teaching of the classical languages, that, for us, is a key to a rich culture that not only has its roots in our ancient past, but that which has also been passed down by the humanists and intellectuals from the Medieval, Renaissance, and even from more recent times. 

Vivarium Novum

This petition is sponsored by the Academy Vivarium Novum and the Istituto Italiano per gli studi filosofici