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  Modern Greek Studies at Brown University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Modern Greek Studies Program is committed to offering instruction in four basic areas: Greek language, literature, history, and anthropology from the age of the Enlightenment to the present.
Its aim is to present modern Greek civilization in the context of European history and culture, and more generally that of the modern world.
Courses in modern Greek language were first offered in the early 1970s at Brown.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Modern_Greek_Studies   (196 words)

 Center for Modern Greek Studies
The Center for Modern Greek Studies is a teaching, research and administrative unit of San Francisco State University's College of Humanities.
Having been established in 1981, the Center's purpose is to promote the study of modern Greek language, literature, history and culture in relation to its earlier Hellenic and Byzantine civilizations.
It is the second such Chair in Modern Greek Studies to be established in the United States.
www.sfsu.edu /~modgreek   (305 words)

 Modern Greek Language Schools in Greece. Learn Modern Greek in Greece.
All our instructors are graduates of Greek Universities and hold not only a BA in Greek Language and Literature, but have also done post graduate work in the teaching of Greek as a foreign language.
Modern Greek language courses are held the year round in our facilities in Larissa.
Apart from the theory, there are numerous exercises at the end of each unit as well as revision excercises at the end of the book to provide students with a clearer understanding of the language.
www.studyabroadinternational.com /file/schools_Greece.html   (429 words)

 Collection Development Policy
The vast majority of these were in classical Greek and consisted of editions of the Bible or of the works of classical writers and the Church Fathers with a small proportion in the vernacular.
The first presses were brought to Greece during the Greek War of Independence for the printing of the official Government Gazette and the Constitution of the new nation.
Other areas of strength include: the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829); the Civil War (1946-1949) and the political history of post-War Greece; Modern Greek literature-there are excellent collections of works by /on all the major authors notably Nikos Kazantzakis, Constantine Cavafy, Giannes Ritsos, and the two Nobel prize winners George Seferis and Odysseus Elytes.
www.bl.uk /collections/westeuropean/greekcdp.html   (916 words)

  Modern Greek
Modern Greek is the descendant on the language of Homer and the great classical dramatists but has radically changed, particularly in pronunciation, but also in other aspects.
Classical Greek pronunciation involved a system of rising and falling tones and the traditional (polytonic) system of accentuation was developed to reflect this.
Modern Greek has a stress accent rather than tones and thus has no need of the three accents of the polytonic system replacing them with a single accent '.
www.translexis.co.uk /the_greek_language.htm   (578 words)

  Greek language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek has been written in the Greek alphabet (the first to introduce vowels), since the 9th century BC in Greece (before that in Linear B), and the 4th century BC in Cyprus (before that in Cypriot syllabary).
Classical Greek fell into disuse in western Europe in the Middle Ages, but remained known in the Byzantine world, and was reintroduced to the rest of Europe with the Fall of Constantinople and Greek migration to Italy.
Medieval Greek: The continuation of Hellenistic Greek during medieval Greek history as the official and vernacular (if not the literary nor the ecclesiastic) language of the Byzantine Empire, and continued to be used until, and after the fall of that Empire in the 15th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_language   (1550 words)

 Modern Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Koine Modern Greek (Κοινή Νεοελληνική) refers to the idiom of Demotic that was chosen as the official language of the Hellenic Republic and Cyprus.
Koine Modern Greek evolves from the Southern Demotic idioms, mainly the ones of Peloponnese.
Modern Greek is written in the late Ionic variant of the Greek alphabet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_Greek   (2310 words)

 Greek literature, modern. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
literature written in Greek in the modern era, primarily beginning during the period of rebellion against the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
The Greeks had been completely cut off from the classical tradition by centuries of Turkish occupation and the successful revolution had created such pride in the new nation that there were many champions of a demotic style.
The effort of modern Greek writers to achieve a synthesis of the rich traditions of the Greek heritage is well represented in the work of Nikos Kazantzakis.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/Greeklit-m.html   (729 words)

Ancient Greek was spoken in Greece, on Crete and Cyprus, in parts of the eastern Mediterranean and western and northern Anatolia, on Sicily and in southern Italy, on the northern Black Sea coast, and sporadically along the African coast and the French Riviera.
Modern Greek is the language of about 9,340,000 people in Greece and the Greek islands and about 480,000 on Cyprus; it is also spoken in isolated villages of Turkey, Sicily, and southern Italy, and in many areas throughout the world to which Greeks have immigrated, notably Australia and North America.
Modern Greek appears in verse from the 12th century and was creatively adapted in Cretan Renaissance literature.
thor.prohosting.com /~linguist/greek.htm   (2420 words)

 Department of Modern Greek The University of New South Wales offers students the unique opportunity to undertake part ...
Translators and interpreters in Modern Greek are employed in various areas, such as the courts, hospitals and multicultural television and radio.
Modern Greek is also a relevant subject for teachers as it is taught in numerous secondary and primary schools.
Modern Greek is also a great tool for archaeologists and anthropologists wishing to excavate or do research in Greece.
languages.arts.unsw.edu.au /greek/greek.html   (349 words)

 Flinders University: Department of Languages - Modern Greek
The study of Modern Greek Language and Culture provides the individual with the key to understanding the importance of the hellenic tradition for the European intellectual development.
Modern Greek offers a complete major in Modern Greek Studies towards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Flinders & Adelaide Universities), Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts-Honours, Masters and Ph.D. degrees (Flinders University).
Modern Greek studies are also offered at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia through the outreach programme.
ehlt.flinders.edu.au /deptlang/language/greek   (177 words)

 Modern Greek
Modern Greek is the descendant on the language of Homer and the great classical dramatists but has radically changed, particularly in pronunciation, but also in other aspects.
However the details of the developments in the language are difficult to describe without assuming a fairly detailed knowledge of the modern and ancient language in which case the original question is redundant.
Modern Greek has a stress accent rather than tones and thus has no need of the three accents of the polytonic system replacing them with a single accent '.
www.translexis.demon.co.uk /the_greek_language.htm   (578 words)

 Flinders University: Major sequences
Modern Greek is offered as a major sequence within a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of International Studies and also can be taken alongside any other degree in a separate Diploma in Language.
Flinders' Modern Greek courses also are offered at the University of Adelaide's city campus through the Language Outreach Program, and first year topics are offered at the city campus of the University of South Australia.
The study of Modern Greek language and culture provides the key to understanding the importance of the Hellenic tradition in western intellectual development and its contribution to multicultural Australia.
www.flinders.edu.au /courses/ugrad/majors/greek.htm   (543 words)

 Modern Greek Courses at Babel
It is an introduction to the sounds of Modern Greek and their representation in writing, to basic rules of syntax, gender, and to basic language functions (e.g.
On completion of the course, students should be reasonably fluent in Modern Greek, be able to discuss social issues, be familiar with major patterns in vocabulary, and with current usage in select linguistic domains.
The language qualification for Modern Greek officially recognized by the Hellenic Ministry of Education and the Centre for the Greek Language can be acquired by sitting for an examination that is held annually throughout Europe.
www.greeklessons-babel.gr /html/course_description.htm   (886 words)

«It was greek to me...» exclaims Casca in Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'.
The greek alphabet is born: 8th century B.C.E. The earliest inscriptions are of c.725 B.C.E. We still use the northsemitic letter names -slightly changed- (alpha from 'aleph, beta from bet, etc.), although we are not aware of their original semitic meaning.
Apart from common neohellenic greek and various local idioms which are easily understood, there are a few surviving greek dialects of modern times that flourished in places that, being quite isolated from the mainstream language evolution, produced a distinct greek dialect.
users.otenet.gr /~bm-celusy/greek.html   (2610 words)

 greeklatinaudio.com additional information
Greek "iotacism" further manifests itself in the phonetic names of the letters of the Greek alphabet.
Therefore, modern Greek pronunciation is every bit as valid a choice for a pronunciation convention as any other.
Such is certainly a worthy endeavor because modern Greek is a world-class language with a tremendous legacy, having SURVIVED the merciless vagaries of linguistic evolution-and-devolution, which have obliterated virtually ALL of its great historical language contemporaries.
www.greeklatinaudio.com /additional.htm   (846 words)

 Demetri's Web Site
Modern Greek theater has been victimized by brief, sweeping generalizations in introductory surveys that beginning students find in encyclopedias and in general histories of Greek literature.
A deprecating attitude toward modern Greek drama and scholarship is also shared by widely used texts such as Constantine Dimaras's A History of Modern Greek Literature (1972), Linos Politis's A History of Modern Greek Literature (1973), and Roderick Beaton's An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature (1994).
Of course, modern Greek drama and theater have not yet benefited, internationally, from as systematic, extensive, or detailed an analysis as that accorded classical Greek drama and theater.
members.tripod.com /DemKoutsogiannis/biblio.htm   (527 words)

 Modern Greek Studies Overview
The Modern Greek language is living testimony to the evolution of Greek thought and culture from Ancient Greece until the present.
The principal aims of the Discipline of Greek Studies at Macquarie University are firstly, to provide a sound knowledge of the Greek language and culture and secondly, to foster an understanding of the cultural diversity that defines Australia through intensive language classes as well as through a critical analysis of Greek literature and history.
During the summer vacation, students of Modern Greek are also given the opportunity to study at the University of Athens and to attain credit points in the process.
www.eurolang.mq.edu.au /greek/overview.htm   (347 words)

 Greek language, learn Greek
Our Greek language courses run at a wide range of levels, so we will certainly have a course which is the correct level for you.
This Modern Greek course, just 6 lessons/week, is an excellent choice if you want to learn to speak Greek, but have plenty of time to learn the language, being in Greece for several months.
If you choose to study on a ‘Combined Modern Greek Course’, you can use the private lessons to concentrate on whatever is most important to you — perhaps preparing for a specific exam, or concentrating on the type of Greek that you need for your job.
www.applelanguages.com /en/learn/greek.php   (698 words)

 Modern Greek Studies Worldwide - mediainfo2004.gr   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modern Greek Studies cover the Greek world, including the diaspora, from the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the present.
Greek culture is also the product of Greek migrations and Greek diasporas are an important subject of Modern Greek Studies.
Greek studies includes the interdisciplinary examination of Greek literature, history, thought and culture, as well as the influences of that civilization on other histories and cultures through the centuries.
www.mediainfo2004.gr /cgibin/hweb?-A=1029&-V=specials&-w=   (1109 words)

 Classics Undergrad
Modern Greek courses cover language, literature, and culture, offering a systematic introduction to the Greek world of the last ten centuries, and especially to its contemporary social reality and intellectual achievement.
Modern Greek gives students the close faculty attention of a small interdisciplinary program while putting at their disposal the vast resources of one of the largest research universities in the world.
Modern Greek 201 or equivalent, as determined by the departmental placement examination.
www.umich.edu /~classics/undergrad/modgreek.html   (573 words)

 Greek News - Book Review: Modern Greek Poetry in Translation
After Greece’s independence, Greek poetry exhibited a new vigor in the works of Solomos, Kalvos and Valaoritis, faltered with the neo-classicists of the Athens school, was salvaged by Palamas and reached its heights with the generation of the thirties.
Even with such a great tradition, however, Modern Greek poetry has not become widely known nor has it been appreciated sufficiently.This lack of knowledge or interest is reflected in the 1952 edition of A Little Treasury of World Poetry, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, which begin with Homer and end with Odysseas Elytis.
The editors of Modern Greek Poetry: An Anthology, Nanos Valaoritis and Thanasis Maskaleris, are both poets as well as professors of literature; their interest, therefore, in Greek poetry is professional and the knowledge of their subject comprehensive.
www.greeknewsonline.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3423&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (1237 words)

 Greek Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What follows is a set of pages on the Greek language, both Classic and Modern (with an emphasis on the latter), written by the author.
Details of modern pronunciation, where knowledge of the alphabet is not enough to derive the correct pronunciation.
Word-lists, Modern Greek to English, and English to Modern Greek.
www.cogsci.indiana.edu /farg/harry/lan/greek.htm   (131 words)

 Short History
That is why it is argued that the common language of the Christ era is a milestone in the history of the Greek language and was the first form of Modern Greek.
Later, when the Byzantine empire diminishes, the spoken language is almost no different than the modern language, Modern Greek, the way we know it from the folk songs.
Modern Greek language has unique virtues : expressibility, flexibility, composing power, productivity, which means that it composes and produces words according to the needs of the speaker.
www.greece.org /gr-lessons/gr-english/history.html   (553 words)

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