The “THIMISSIS” CD-ROM series (comprising of “Herodotus+”, “Anthologio” and “Homer’s Epics”) aims at the teaching of the ancient Greek language in combination with history, civilisation and archaeology, based upon selected texts of the ancient Greek literature. The series is addressed to junior high school children.

“THIMISSIS” offers young learners a chance to realise the continuity of the Greek language and its development through centuries, to excite their interest in studying ancient Greek, to get accustomed to 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 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.

The ancient Greek texts are fully annotated and 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, aligned, speaking and annotated texts developed by ILSP / R.C. "Athena". Language remarks follow every text as well as exercises for consolidation of the language material.

The “THIMISSIS” software can be used for self-teaching at home as well as for guided teaching in high school.

ILSP / R.C. "Athena" was responsible for the design and development of the series in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ellinogermaniki Agogi and Papasotiriou S.A. It is part of the project PINELOPI funded by the Ministry of Education.


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We would like to inform you that ILSP has ceased the sales of all its physical products (books, CD/DVD-ROMs) altogether. Our products have been significant innovative results of the R&D activity of our researchers and have allowed, over two decades, the Greek society, public sector and industry to learn and enjoy the potential of digital tools and services. ILSP continues to develop new technologies and systems and to offer innovative services and technological solutions following its vision for the digital transformation of Greece and contribution to dealing with grand societal challenges.