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12ème Académie Homérique

jeudi 19 mars 2009, par Robin Delisle



July 10-19 2009

The 12th Academia Homerica will take place, July 10-19, 2009, in Athens and in the islands of Chios and Oinousses.

Three sessions will be offered

a) Students' session

b) Scholars / Hellenists' session

c) Modern Greek session.

All participants are invited to take part in the optional Greek traditional dances session in the afternoon.

General Information

July 10 Arrival of all participants in Athens. Stay at Hotel Theoxenia, 3-6 Gladstonos str.

Dinner at Bairaktaris Restaurant at Monastiraki

July 11 Visit of the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum

Lunch at Pasalimani – Piraeus (near to the Themistoclean Walls)

Departure to Chios by ship in the late afternoon

July 12 Arrival in Chios and installation at the Boarding House of the Aegean University (resp. hotels)

Official opening of the Academia Homerica at the Homerion Cultural Center

July 12-18 Lessons and lectures in Homerion, various activities and trips: visit of sightseeing places in Chios town and island (archaeological site of Emporio, Mastic village of Pyrgi, Nea Moni, Homer's House, …) trip to the island of Oinousses.

July 18 Competition of the students.

July 19 Closing of the congress.

Return by ship to Piraeus in the evening.

July 20 Arrival at Piraeus and return to town by bus. (Participants are kindly requested not to book return flights before noon. Private direct return by bus/metro from Piraeus to the Airport is possible.)

Deadline of applications

May 10, 2009. www.euroclassica.eu >Academiae > Academia Homerica > Registration.

Participation fees

500 EUROS (full board in Athens and Chios, ship tickets, excursions). Flight tickets to and from Athens are not included.

Address of the Bank



No account 006 3224011022 EUR.

IBAN GR 8105400230000063224011022



N.B. Participants who need a visa (Eastern European countries, South America, etc.) must apply the soonest possible to arrange officially their invitation and get their visa in time.

Professors and students must have their University or school identity card for free entrance to the museums, the Acropolis and the Archaeological places.

They must all also have a valid travel and health insurance for their stay in Greece.

Final information about the programme, bus, metros and hotel in Athens will be sent in June.


a) Students' session

Students with at least some acquaintance with Homeric Greek will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of Homer’s poems and world at Homer’s place!

  • Students will attend their lectures and lessons mainly at the Homerion Cultural Center of Chios, (in the Naval Academy in Oinousses and at the Cultural Center of Pyrgi).

  • The session will be directed by Prof. John Thorley (GB) assisted by Dr. Antony Makrinos and other professors from European Universities.

  • The programme will include classes on Homer, Iliad, book 6.

  • It will also include lectures and seminars on Homeric topics, Mycenaean and Trojan archaeology, as well as Greek/Chian epigraphy and history.

  • Lessons and lectures will be conducted in English.

  • An introduction to Modern Greek and traditional dances will be offered.

  • The programme contains also educational tours and visits together with the participants of the other sessions.

N.B. A text (Il. 6) and vocabulary notes will be sent in advance by e-mail to students who will be attending the Academia Homerica and have sent their e-mail address to jt275@etherway.net Students should bring printed copies of these with them in Greece. It will be useful if they also bring with them a translation of the Iliad into their own language.

b) Scholars / Hellenists' session

Scholars and Hellenists will attend another session with the main topic Homer in the World. Lectures will be given by Members of Academies, Professors of Universities, doctors, principally in Modern Greek (with English summaries), but also in English, in French or in any other language provided that an English summary can be handed out.

The programme contains also educational tours and visits together with the participants of the other sessions.

N.B. Participants who wish to give a lecture are kindly requested to communicate the topic and the language of it to Maria-Eleftheria Giatrakou. They must also send an English summary of it to be photocopied and handed out.

(Those wishing their lecture to be published should give it with a disk to Mrs Marianna Georgountzou-Nikitopoulou, Hegemonos 2, GR-15773 Zografou-Athens.)

c) Modern Greek session

The third session will be devoted to Modern Greek language, with intensive courses morning and afternoon, under the direction of qualified professors.

All participants of this session will participate with the other ones in educational tours and visits as well.

For more information contact:

  1. Maria-Eleftheria Giatrakou

Director of Academia Homerica

4-6, Sot. Charalampi

11472 Athens – Greece

Tel: 0030-210 642 35 26,

Mobile: 0030-6932-368 388

e-mail: bissias@otenet.gr (object: "to ME. Giatrakou")


  1. Prof. John Thorley

e-mail: jt275@etherway.net

3. Christine Haller

e-mail: christine_haller@hotmail.com