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Delphi Classics: Classics in Praxis

PeopleCert is proud to support, once again, the exclusive conference 'Delphi Classics: Classics in Praxis' as part of the IX Delphi Economic Forum.

Join our meet-up, titled 'Kudos to Logos', and be part of the conversation on the revival of Classical Greek through certification. Distinguished university professors and educators from leading schools and institutions across the globe will explore the timeless impact of the Classical Greek language on various facets of society, including education, technology, politics, economy, and culture.

 

Date: 12 April 2024

Time: 17.30 – 19.30 EEST

Location: European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Exhibition Hall

Simultaneous interpretation into English and modern Greek will occur.

Start: 17:30, 12 April 2024
Finish: 19:30, 12 April 2024

Register to watch online

Panels

Classical Greek: A Catalyst in Education and Technology

  • Byron Nicolaides | Founder & CEO PeopleCert
  • George Linardatos | General Director, Avgoulea-Linardatou School, Greece
  • Konstantinos Doukas | President & CEO, Doukas School, Greece
  • Nikiforos Botis | Sr. Solutions Architect PS GR/CY, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Erietta Tosidou | Energy & Industrial Sector Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Exploring the intersection of tradition and technology in Classical Greek education, our panel discussion brings together Byron Nicolaides, our CEO and pioneer of the first global Classical Greek certification, directors of leading schools and experts from Amazon Web Services. They will address the paradox of students' initial reluctance versus their eventual appreciation of Classical Greek, presenting innovative solutions to enhance engagement and learning outcomes. This session aims to uncover how cutting-edge technologies can support and transform Classical Greek teaching, making it accessible and compelling for contemporary students.

Classical Greek: The Alpha and Omega in Politics and Economy

  • Steven Hunt | University of Cambridge, UK
  • Armand d’ Angour | University of Oxford, UK
  • Christian Laes | University of Manchester, UK

In an era where the significance of Classical Greek education is being criticised, despite academia's persistent advocacy for its value, our panel of experienced professors will tackle pressing questions. They will examine the origins and societal impacts of prevailing perceptions about Classical Greek and debate whether these signal a need for teaching evolution. This discussion aims to explore innovative strategies for revitalising Classical Greek studies, emphasising its critical role in shaping informed citizens capable of navigating the complexities of modern politics and economics.

Classical Greek: Timeless Inspiration in Teaching and Learning

  • Diana Pont | Profesora de secundaria, Spain
  • Mario Diaz | Cultura Clàsica, Spain
  • Paolo Pezzuolo | Schola Humanistica, Italy
  • Thibaut Lejeune | University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Laurens van der Wiel | University of Warsaw, Poland

Innovative educators that teach by using the communicative method, alongside the creators of "Frogs", the first full-length film in Ancient Greek, will navigate the contemporary challenges and opportunities in Classical Greek education, shedding light on creative methodologies and multimedia resources that enrich teaching and captivate learners. This discussion promises to offer fresh perspectives on integrating Classical Greek into modern curricula, highlighting its enduring relevance and potential to inspire both teachers and students alike in an ever-evolving educational landscape.

Find the detailed agenda here.

Classical Greek certifications

As part of our commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of Ancient Greece, we are the first and only global provider of Classical Greek certifications. Through our Classical Greek suite of exams, awareness campaigns, and educational programs, we strive to keep the eternal flame of Ancient Greek wisdom and heritage alive. Find out more here.

You can quickly identify your Classical Greek level (A1, A2, B1, B2) by taking our level check quiz including short multiple-choice questions that assess reading and language use skills (grammar and vocabulary). Click here to begin!

*Please note that this quiz is a suggestion of language proficiency, not a conclusive indication.