Project - Penelope / Thymissis

Penelope / Thymissis

Start date: 01-10-1999
End date: 31-03-2001
Funded by: EPEAK 1.1.b
Project leader: George Carayannis

The objective of the project was to create an educational environment for the teaching of ancient Greek to lower secondary school children. ILSP / R.C. "Athena" developed a series of software, THYMISSIS, encompassing the following educational CD-ROMs

Homer’s Epics, for the teaching of ancient Greek to the 1st grade of lower secondary education Herodotus+  , for the 2nd grade Anthologio, for the 2nd second and 3rd grade
The series of CD-ROMs aims at the teaching of the ancient Greek language combined with history, civilization and archaeology, based upon texts of various ancient Greek writers. The software offers young learners a chance to realize the continuity of the Greek language and its development through centuries, to excite their interest for the learning of ancient Greek, to get accustomed with new ways of presentation of knowledge and, finally, to build their learning of the ancient Greek language upon their knowledge of modern Greek. The introduction of a strong cultural dimension in the learning of ancient Greek and the emphasis upon the teaching of ancient Greek combined with parallel teaching of other school subjects are two of the most important characteristics of the software.

A considerable number of photographs, animations and videos (museum exhibits, virtual museums, films) supports the presentations.

The ancient Greek texts are fully annotated and are accompanied by an original translation in Modern Greek. The software allows for the comparison of the two texts through the use of the technique of parallel speaking texts developed by ILSP / R.C. "Athena".

Language remarks follow every text as well as exercises for consolidation of the language material.





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