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26th Summer School
30 July - 27 August 2000
Thessaloniki - Greece
Programme Details



Daily programme

Participants in the 28th International Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture will follow an intensive language teaching programme for four hours daily, six days a week.

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Language classes are obligatory; they are offered at many levels and in small groups, so that beginners and advanced students may practise both the written and spoken word more effectively. There is also a special literature class in which students study contemporary Greek prose and poetry.

The Greek language courses take place daily at the Xenia Helios Hotel from 8.00 to 11.30.

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Lectures on Greek history and culture

As well as language classes, the International Summer School offers participants three series of lectures in Greek history and culture:

I Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Greek Culture
  • Classical Archaeology
II Byzantine Greece
  • Byzantine History and Art
    Students will visit the most important Byzantine churches in Thessaloniki, where classes will be held.
III Modern Greece
  • Contemporary Literature
  • History of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Relations between Greece and other Balkan States
  • Folklore, Folk Art

Courses in Greek history and culture take place daily from 11.30 to 13.30 at the Xenia Helios Hotel.

Note: Students may attend one of the above lecture series each week.

Weekly schedule of lectures
  First week
  1-5 August 2000
Ancient Greek Art: From Attic Geometric to the Vergina Finds (In English)
Lecturer Stephi Korti-Kondi
The Literature of Thessaloniki: Landmarks, Trends, Perspectives (In Greek)
Professor Georges Freris
  Second week
  7-11 August 2000
Modern Greek Folklore: Tradition and Change (In English)
Mrs Eleonora Skouteri-Didaskalou
Greek Society and Prose-writing: The George II - Metaxas Dictatorship
and the Second World War (1936-1944) (In Greek)
Professor K. A. Dimadis
  Third week
  14-19 August 2000
Greece, History and Politics: Continuities and Discontinuities (In English)
Ass. Prof. I. Stefanidis
Greece and the Balkans after the Collapse of Existing Socialism (In Greek)
Lecturer Spyridon Sfetas
  Fourth week
  21-25 August 2000
Byzantine Art: The Monuments of Thessaloniki (In Greek or English)
Olga Fota, Archaeologist


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Parallel activities

Pella scene
Pella Royal hunt, mosaic floor, 4th cent. BC
The programme includes visits to Amphipolis, Philippi & Kavala, Pella, Aigai (Vergina) & Dion, Meteora, and Mount Athos. Details of other cultural and recreational activities (lectures, discussions, folk-dancing classes, museum visits, guided tours, ancient drama, concerts, shadow theatre, etc.) are included in the printed programme which students will receive on arrival.
Vergina scene
Vergina Wall-painting on the attic of the tomb of Philip II
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