PetrSU celebrated the World Day of the Greek Language

Teachers of the Department of Classical Philology, Russian Literature and Journalism held an online meeting on the Zoom platform dedicated to the Greek language, which was attended not only by students and graduates of the Institute of Philology, but also friends of the department.
February 9 is World Day of the Greek Language. This is the day of commemoration of the national poet of Greece Dionysios Solomos, the author of the “Hymn to Freedom”, which has become the national anthem of Greece.

On this day, the fundamental role of the Greek language in the formation of world culture is especially emphasized.

The Slavic-Russian language has an indisputable superiority over all European ones: its fate was extremely happy. In the 9th century A.D. the ancient Greek language suddenly opened to him its lexicon, the treasury of harmony, gave him the laws of its deliberate grammar, its beautiful turns, the majestic course of speech,

– this is how A.S. Pushkin defined the meaning of the Greek language for the Russian people.

Teachers of the Department of Classical Philology, Russian Literature and Journalism held an online meeting on the Zoom platform dedicated to the Greek language, which was attended not only by students, graduates of the Institute of Philology, but also friends of the department.

The Consul General of Greece in St. Petersburg Mr. S. Voulgaris made a welcoming speech and congratulations.

4th year students of the direction “Modern Greek Language and Literature, English” recited poems by D. Solomos and K. Cavafy. A. Kuzmina presented a video postcard in Greek “My City”.

The lines in the ancient Greek language from the Homeric text were sung by the 2nd year students of the “Classical Philology” direction.

E. Aravani, teacher of the Greek Language School “Ellinika”, O. Eliseeva, teacher, translator read their favorite poems in Greek? and M. Mazmanova, a representative of the Greek diaspora in Karelia.

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