Euroclassica, Newsletter 18, 2010
With the contribution of all our members, including the important remarks suggested more recently by O. Waldschmidt (Cnarela), we now have a version of the Curriculum for Ancient Greek which, for the first time, respects French, English and German termini technici in the same text. We also thank Elena Ermolaeva, who was responsible for the final editing.
Miroslav Adamis, the Head of Cabinet of Mr. Jan Figel, former European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture and Youth wishes Euroclassica further success in the mission of strengthening the position of classical education: “A solid knowledge of linguistic structures which Latin is supposed to provide both for the mother tongue and foreign languages, is certainly an ideal foundation for future language learning … I believe that young democrats who had the opportunity to study, for instance, the orations of Cicero in the original will have a deeper insight into how democracy works.”
On June 15, 2009 Sim Kallas, former Vice-President of the European Commission wrote:
“…in October 2008 the Board of Governors adopted a decision regarding the teaching of languages … including …reflection on the preservation of Latin and Ancient Greek in the curriculum.”
I congratulate all the directors of EUROCLASSICA for their great achievement in organizing past or future academies in Greece (Maria-Eleftheria Giatrakou), Italy (Eva Tarandi) and Croatia (Jadranka Bagarić).
My warmest thanks also go to Vesna Dimovska and her team, the organizers of our last congress in Skopje and Ohrid, which was a special experience for the general assembly of Euroclassica.
The European Latin Exam/Vestibulum (ELEX1) will be presented in this booklet.
The project “European symbols” is announced.
Last but not least I thank David Taylor and John Bulwer for correcting the English of the Newsletter.
Executive Committee 4
Bank Account 5
Directors of Academies 5
Website and Webmasters of Euroclassica 5
Webmaster of the Learning Platform (ECCL) 5
European CERTIFICATE for CLASSICS 5
President’s report 2008/2009 19
THE AMERICAN CLASSICAL LEAGUE 26
Financial Report 27
Annual Conference in MADRID, 3-5 SEPTEMBER 2010 30
Minutes of the General Assembly in OHRID, 29th AUGUST 2009 32
Minutes of the General Assembly in OHRID, 29th AUGUST 2009 (French) 38
The Annual Conference Aeternitas antiquitatis in Skopje and Ohrid 2009 44
Report on the Academia Homerica 2009 45
Announcement of Academia Homerica 2010 48
Academia Latina IV 1st –8th August 2010 Rome 52
EUROCLASSICA – ACADEMIA RAGUSINA I (Dubrovnik, 13-18 avril 2009) 54
Book reviews 55
Project: “European Symbols” for Students of Classical Languages 55
LE FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN (LATIN GREC) S’EXPORTE À LUXEMBOURG 63
Members of Euroclassica and their Representatives in the General Assembly 65
Members associated, cooperators and contacts 69