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Farewell to a great philhellene

Jacqueline de Romilly, a distinguished French academic and great philhellene, died on December 18 at the age of 97. De Romilly was a classical scholar who specialised in the civilisation and language of ancient Greece, and had been the second woman to be elected member of the prestigious French Academy.
In 1995, the Greek state bestowed honorary Greek Citizenship upon De Romilly. In 2000, she was named ambassador of Hellenism, and became a foreign guest member of the Athens Academy. As a scholar, she was known for her works on ancient Greek literature, and thought, especially on the historian Thucydides and Pericles’ Classical Athens.
“The life and work of Jacqueline de Romilly are bathed in the light that comes from the sources of the highest civilisation – the Greek civilisation, the flame of which lived with her till her last breath” said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, while Prime Minister George Papandreou praised de Romilly for honouring Greek thought and for devoting herself to the promotion of Greek literature and arts.
You Tube: Jacqueline de Romilly – La Vigie Grecque
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

Summer learning

 » The College Year in Athens

The “College Year in Athens,” a study-abroad programme focused on Greek history and civilization, offers foreign students university-level courses on Greece and the eastern Mediterranean world.
In addition to classes taking place in Athens, an annual project is held on the island of Paros.

» The Hellenic Language School

The “Alexander the Great” Hellenic Language School offers courses to foreigners. The school has branches in Thessaloniki and Chania in Greece, in Sophia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in Skopjie, F.Y.R.O.M, and Tirana, Albania.

» Hellenic Culture Centre

The “Hellenic Culture Centre” offers Greek language courses to foreigners. While classes are held in Athens, the institute organises an Easter and summer language teaching programme on the island of Lesvos. 

   

» The Athens Centre

The “Athens Centre” language programme consists of Greek language courses held in Athens and a three week summer session on the island of Spetses, which apart from the typical language classes, includes extra cultural activities.

» The Greek House

The “Greek House” in Athens is a centre for language lessons and culture. The school’s aim is to provide students with a wide range of courses, seminars, lectures and art exhibitions.

» Ikarian Centre

Greek Language courses can be a fruitful experience for foreigners on the island of Ikaria.

The “Ikarian Centre” runs a summer Greek Language School combining learning with entertainment.

» Summer Programme in Crete

The Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA is organising a summer programme in Crete for those students who wish to spend four weeks on the island, studying the culture of Crete. 

» Thessaloniki International Summer School

The International Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture of the Institute for Balkan Studies offers summer courses for non-native speakers.  The courses include an intensive language teaching programme plus a special Greek history and culture class. 
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

Culture and Customs of Greece in a Book

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Artemis Leontis, Culture and Customs of Greece, Greenwood Press April, 2009. The Parthenon, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, and Homer’s epic poems. All of these images bring to mind traditional pictures of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilisation. But what do we know of modern Greece? The answer to that question and more can be found in this comprehensive look at contemporary Greek culture. This reference source is packed with illustrative descriptions of daily life in Greece in the 21st century. Ideal for high school students and even undergraduates interested in studying abroad, this extensive volume examines topics such as social customs, language, performing arts, modern art and architecture, among many other topics. Woven into the text are beautiful and accurate vignettes of Greek life, helping to illustrate how people live. “Culture and Customs of Greece” is a must-have volume for all high school and public library shelves. Artemis Leontis is Associate Professor of Modern Greek and Coordinator of the Modern Greek Program, at the University of Michigan, USA.

Σας Kαλούμε να Γνωρίσετε την Ελλάδα / We Invite you to Explore Greece

Η GREECE IN WORLD (www.GreeceInWorld.com) μετά από πολυετή συλλογή στοιχείων και ερευνών έχει πλέον ανοίξει τις πόρτες της στον παγκόσμιο ιστό. Έχει σκοπό την προβολή της Ελλάδας, να γνωρίσει στους υποψήφιους επισκέπτες, την ιστορία, τον πολιτισμό, τα ήθη και έθιμα, τα αξιοθέατα, τις φυσικές καλλονές της και την πανάρχαια φιλοξενία των Ελλήνων. Το έργο της απευθύνεται σε όλους που Αγαπούν την Ελλάδα :
Μέσω της ελληνικής γλώσσας, στους Έλληνες που κατοικούν στην Ελλάδα και στους ελληνόφωνους απόδημους Έλληνες.
Μέσω της αγγλικής γλώσσας, στο παγκόσμιο κοινό που κάνει χρήση του διαδικτύου, και στους απόδημους Έλληνες δεύτερης και τρίτης γενιάς, που έχουν σαν πρώτη γλώσσα την Αγγλική.
Μέσω της ρωσικής γλώσσας, στους κατοίκους της Ρωσίας και στους κατοίκους όλων των χωρών της πρώην Σοβιετικής ένωσης, που ομιλούν σαν δεύτερη γλώσσα την ρωσική.
Μέσω της κινέζικής γλώσσας, στους κατοίκους της Κίνας .
Η ιστοσελίδα της τώρα είναι πλοηγήσιμη σε 4 γλώσσες Ελληνικά, Αγγλικά, Ρωσικά και Κινέζικα, σύντομα θα είναι πλοηγήσιμη και σε άλλες 14 γλώσσες.
ENGLISH
http://www.GreeceinWorld.com after a long term research and data collection is now available in the World Wide Web.
Our goal is to promote Greece and to inform potential visitors about, history, culture, sightseeing, natural beauty, and the ancient hospitality of Greeks.
http://www.GreeceinWorld.com address anyone who loves Greece.
• Through Greek language, to native Greeks and Greeks abroad
• Through English language, to the international audience of the World Wide Web.
• Through Russian language to all the Russians and Russian speaking residents of the former USSR
• Through Chinese language to all China residents.
http://www.GreeceinWorld.com is currently available in those 4 languages and will soon be available in 14 more!

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