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11/07 2015

Luceonline meets Alberto Angela, MarTa.

- What led you you here?,What led you in Taranto?

- This is an episode of Ulysses about Puglia, so Taranto was a place to see, Taranto has an ancient history and a succession of cultures and even civilizations.
This sequence of cultures and civilizations interpenetrate each other, each of them has given something to the next, a great wealth
looking back, I think Taranto represents also an example of how much we respect those who came before us even if they are extremely different and this helps to respect the various cultures which are different in horizontal. also in the present.

Certainly in a museum like this, the MarTa, there is the possibility to see the Greeks, the Romans, but also all the previous cultures, you can see how this land was rich, certainly Taranto with this museum, that is extraordinary, offers a very important message for those who love history, who love art, but it helps also to understand the present, and this is something that other countries do not have.

I was in Africa, clearly except from North Africa, I faced this lack of history that doesn’t help me to understand the present, because there was a different past, although there are museums, etc. here, in Taranto, we have a fortune, that that does not exist in Africa, in Northern Europe, in Finland, in Scandinavia.

Taranto represents what has been the Mediterranean, a courtyard for many civilizations, a courtyard large enough to divide the various vital civilization, but small enough to allow them to communicate with the trade market, with journeys, sometimes unfortunately also with wars.

No one had to reinvent the alphabet, the alphabet we use today on ourcomputer is the result of a kind of “relay”, which starts from Lebanon, the Phoenicians, proto also in the signs, then passes in the Aegean Sea, Greece, and it arrives in Italy, the Etruscans, the Romans.
And today I can write with fonts that are Roman, because they are the fruit of this long evolution.

- MarTa, for us is also a hope of redemption, our city is famous for other sad things.
The hope is that our future is no longer tied to an industrial discourse but we hope a future tied to concepts like culture, history, tourism and Greek history in particular.
Among the various projects, I do not know if you know it, there is that of Taranto, the Spartan city, that goes back to the greek origin, I would like to know what do you think about it.

- I do not know this project in detalis, but I can say that it is an example of the dynamism that can generate and trigger this territory, thepossibility to start from the past, to have a stimulus for the future; apart from the debates, this led the citizens to an awareness and also those who are in the rest of Italy, the world, or the rest of Apulia, to understand the importance of certain things, certainly the wealth of a city heritage or even a territory, and I must say that this feature is typically Italian, we have so much buried potentialities.
I hope in “the effect roots” that throws off a small strip, generating a whole speech that then becomes something established.
The fact that it is culturally alive, that is important, it stimulates thought.

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Luceonline incontra Alberto Angela, uno stralcio.

Dedicato a Taranto.
«Quell’angolo di mondo più d’ogni altro m’allieta,
là dove i mieli a gara con quelli del monte Imetto fanno
e le olive quelle della virente Venafro eguagliano;
dove Giove primavere regala, lunghe, e tiepidi inverni,
e dove Aulone, caro pure a Bacco che tutto feconda,
il liquor d’uva dei vitigni di Falerno non invidia affatto.»
Quinto Orazio Flacco – A Settimio – Odi, II, 6, 10



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