200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1979

D. N. Maronitis is elected professor of Classical Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

D. N. Maronitis (1929-2016) was a many-sided and passionate public intellectual during the years of the military dictatorship in Greece (1967-1974) and the subsequent transitional period of political stability and democracy. His specialty was writing insightful and profound articles for newspapers, which he, characteristically, transformed from a fleeting and circumstantial piece to superior prose. Trained as a classical philologist, he contributed immensely to the maturity of modern Greek philology. Most importantly, his most valuable contribution was the creation of a relationship between humanistic education and democratic values.