Exploring the Ancient Greek Language and Culture

Exploring the Ancient Greek Language and Culture

The Annual European Student Competition "Exploring the Ancient Greek Language and Culture" is an international competition held in Europe and in Mexico. It takes place yearly, and is to be considered among the most important high-school student competitions in classical languages held in Europe.

Organisation

This competition is organised by the "Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs", and more specifically the "Directorate of International Relations in Education" and the Pedagogical Institute. Co-organisators are the "Hellenic Language Heritage", the "Society of Greek Philologists", [ [http://www.eephil.gr Society of Greek Philologists] ] the "European Cultural Centre of Delphi", [ [http://www.eccd.gr European Cultural Centre of Delphi] ] the "Organization for the Internationalization of the Greek Language" [ [http://www.odeg.gr Organization for the Internalization of the Greek Language] ] and the "Pan-Hellenic Association of Teachers for the Greek Language and Civilization". [ [http://www.p-e-f.gr Panhellenic Associations of Teachers for the Greek Language] ]

Aims of the competition

The aim of the annual competition is the promotion of classical studies among those students of high schools in whole Europe where the Ancient Greek Language is taught. Furthermore, the organisators's intetion is to emphasize the importance of classical studies throughout the acquisition and the study of the Ancient Greek world, to highligh the “European dimension” of ancient times, to emphasize the ties between the everlasting ideas and values of classical antiquity with the fundamental values of European history and civilization, to promote the Ancient Greek language as a means of expressing humanitarian ideas and values, in an era, when classical studies in Europe are declining, and last but not least to strengthen the classical studies in European schools by exchanging experiences between students and teachers. [ [http://www.ypepth.gr/en_ec_category6437.htm Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs] ] The participants of the competition are students of the third grade of Greek Lyceums in all European countries, except Greece and Cyprus, and students of the last grade of High schools in all European countries, equivalent to the last (3rd) grade of Greek High schools, except Greece and Cyprus, as well as those of Mexico.

Prices

The prices are the following:
* 3. Certificate of Distinction
* 2. Honorary Mention.
* 1. The best student from each participing country is invited to a journey through Greece lasting a whole week, which is organized by the "Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs".

Winners

References

External links

* [http://www.ypepth.gr/en_ec_category6437.htm Greek Ministry of Education]


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