Ancient and Modern Greek will be taught to pupils at the Classical Gymnasium of Zagreb, Croatia's oldest secondary education institution, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, it was announced on Thursday during a visit by Greece's information secretary general Panos Livadas.
During his visit, pupils recited passages from Homer's Illiad in ancient Greek, as well as excerpts of poems by ancient Greek poets Alcaeus (Alkaios) and Tyrtaeus (Tyrtaios), while the school's theatrical group presented scenes from Aeschylus' Eumenidie, and Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Oedipus Rex).
Livadas further had the opportunity to discuss with the pupils on the history and modern face of Greece, while he also was given a tour of the Gymnasium's library, which houses some 30,000 volumes, some of which are extremely rare.
The Gymnasium's Drama Group visits Greece each year to present small productions at Olympia and Epidaurus, and visit historical sites.
Source: Athens News Agency