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Classical Languages Summer School in Sicily Dr George Gazis and Dr Chiara Blanco will be leading the Classical Languages Summer School in Siracusa, Sicily, from 2-14 August 2021, covid permitting! Siracusa, with its great Greek heritage, is the perfect place to study the works of the past in the original languages – and to enjoy...
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Theocritus, Sicily’s most renowned poet in antiquity, has captured the island’s beauty and allure in his Idylls, offering us a window through its landscapes into the everyday life of its ancient inhabitants, including their love-affairs and disappointments, fears and hopes. In this brief course, we will be reading Idylls 1 and 11, in which the poet paints a...
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“Athletics, Gymnastics and Agon in Plato”, eds. H. Reid, M. Ralkowski, and C.P. Zoller (Sioux City: Parnassos Press, 2020) has just been published. It will be presented by the editors on Monday 26th October at 3pm Italian time (CET) live here on Exedra Mediterranean Center’s Facebook page. Plato’s philosophy combines competition and cooperation in pursuit...
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of online Ancient Greek classes that will run this coming autumn and winter. Our tutors are Dr. George Gazis and Dr. Chiara Blanco who will lead the classes live. Beginners Greek Course:  Every WEDNESDAY at 18:00 – 20:00 Italian Time UTC+2 Starting on 14th of October...
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INTERMEDIATE LATIN Week 2 Sunday 9th – Friday 14th August 17:00 – 19:00 Italian time (UTC+2) This ‘refresher’ online Latin course will consist of 6 x 120-minute classes which will take place between the 9th and 14th of August 2020. As we are based in Sicily, we will read a selection of passages from Cicero’s...
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The Covid 19 crisis has forced us to change our plans for this Summer course. Ancient Greek will go on-line for short “taster” courses from 3rd – 8th August 2020 and 9th-14th August 2020. BEGINNERS GREEK Week 1 Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th August 14:00 – 16:00 Italian time (UTC+2) INTERMEDIATE GREEK Week 1 Monday...
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An Academic Conference and Tour of Ancient Sites Syracuse, Sicily 13-19 October, 2019 Even a cursory look at the remaining corpus of Pindar’s victory odes leaves one in no doubt about the wealth, power, and prestige of his Sicilian patrons. Exactly a third of the odes were composed for Sicilian athletic victories and those dedicated...
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The Fifth Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece  with special emphasis on ἀγών agōn: assembly, struggle, contest, trial, conflict, challenge, strife, witha pre-conference seminar on Empedocles’ Poem on nature and an Empedocles-themed post-conference tour The cultural and intellectual legacy of Western Greece—the coastal areas of Southern Italy and Sicily settled by Hellenes in the 8th and...
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