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Click here to see map of Elefsina and here for a closer look at our school! A web presentation(ppt) of The Economic High School - HERE

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Targoviste - between myth and reality


Centuries ago, Vlad Tepes, a Romanian prince, became well known in Europe because of his bloody habit, impaling. For this reason, people called him Vlad the Impaler. One of the favourite cities to express this bloody wish, was Targoviste. That’s why, Vlad the Impaler has been associated with Dracula, and Targoviste as one of Dracula’s house.
How does it look Targoviste nowadays?

A very quiet town, the only army that makes noise is for the celebration of the town.

Αιώνες πριν, γράφουν οι Ρουμάνοι συνεργάτες μας, ένας αιμοσταγής ηγεμόνας της Βλαχίας, ο Βλαντ Τέπες, ήταν διαβόητος στην Ευρώπη για τη συνήθειά του να ανασκολοπίζει τους εχθρούς του. Ένα από τα κάστρα του, το κάστρο του Δράκουλα βρίσκεται στην πόλη μας, Ταργκοβίστε, σήμερα μια ήσυχη επαρχιακή πόλη. Ο μόνος στρατός που παρελαύνει είναι οι κάτοικοι κατά τις τοπικές γιορτές.
A feedback from Medeea Secretariat

© video made by Romanian students Click here to see Elefsina today and its mythological background. NOTE: Demeter, the ancient goddess of earth, had a special connection to our town. "Demeter" is the name of the ship with which Dracula travelled from Romania to England, in a most thrilling story within a story! Πατήστε εδώ για πληροφορίες για τη μυθολογική Ελευσίνα και την πόλη σήμερα. ΣΗΜ.: Στο βιβλίο, ο Δράκουλας ταξιδεύει από τη Ρουμανία στην Αγγλία με καράβι που ονομάζεται ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ! Πρόκειται για τη θεά των Ελευσινίων μυστηρίων που δίδαξε την καλλιέργεια του σίτου και έδωσε ελπίδα για τη μεταθανάτια ζωή στους θνητούς!

eTwinning conference

For the article on the conference in the Greek local press, press here Πατήστε εδώ για το άρθρο περί Διάσκεψης στον τοπικό τύπο του Θριασίου Αττικής.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The day it all began!

On May 3rd, a young aspiring sollicitor named Johnathan Harker travels to Romania to meet count Dracula on business. On meeting the mysterious Count, he will encounter Evil personnified and will embark on an whirlpool adventure that will put him and his beloved to the ultimate test. This is how one of the most famous books of Gothic literature starts. Bram Stoker's Dracula has influenced twentieth century culture with its strong archetypical characters and hidden meanings. Click here for a slideshow with the classic Dracula bookcovers. Find out what else happened today in our comments!
Ο Δράκουλας, το κλασικό βιβλίο του Ιρλανδού Μπραμ Στόκερ, ανοίγει στην σημερινή ημερομηνία, όπως γράφει στο ημερολόγιό του ο νεαρός συμβολαιογράφος Τζόναθαν Χάρκερ, που ταξιδεύει στη Ρουμανία για να προωθήσει την αγορά ακινήτου στην Αγγλία από τον μυστηριώδη κόμη Δράκουλα. Έτσι αρχίζει το πιο διάσημο βιβλίο της λογοτεχνίας τρόμου, που είχε τόση επιρροή στον εικοστό αιώνα και ακόμα απασχολεί με τα αρχέτυπα και τους συμβολισμούς του. Πατήστε εδώ για μερικά κλασικά εξώφυλλα του βιβλίου.


zoe said...

There are also some other interesting events related to this date:

Events – Evenimente
• 1891: The Academic Foundation Carol the First is founded (today, the Academic Library, in Bucharest). Se înfiinţează Fundaţia Universitară Carol I, actuala Bibliotecă Universitară
• 1837 - The University of Athens is founded.

Births - Naşteri
• 612 - Constantine III, Byzantine Emperor (d. 641) – Imparatul Constantin al treilea
• 1923 - George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
• 1934 - Georges Moustaki, Egyptian born Greek-French singer and songwriter
• 1944: Eusebiu Ştefănescu, Romanian actor

Holidays and observances - Sărbători
• World Press Freedom Day. Ziua Mondială a Libertăţii Presei
Eastern Orthodox
• St Theodosius of Kiev

elefsina said...

Terrific! I also read in Wikipedia that today, Margaret Mitchel was awarded the Pullizer prize for "Gone with the Wind" (the film is an all-time classic and one of my favorites!)
Also Nicolo Machiavelli, was born in 1469. He's the one who wrote our student's Christina K. book suggestion "Il prinzipe" (The prince), were he holds that anything is permitted in order to obtain and hold on to power, an easily misunderstood axiom if you don't place the book in its historical context.

zoe said...

Me, I read on wikipedia, today, about Eleusis. So misterious...AS well as in the Dracula's castle.
WE have seen the slideshow with covers and we realised that ...has a long history this book. Thank you again for your effort.

elefsina said...

It is we who must thank Romania for teaching us new webtools! We are going to send you the documentary "Mourning Rock" in English, by permission of the director himself. It is a multi-prized film set on location, near our school and our homes in Elefsina. It really is about death and loss, and hope (people, animals, buildings etc) and has a diary structure, just like "Dracula"!

zoe said...

This documentary is made by you? Or by autorities? It will be very interesting to watch it. Your site is charged of history and mistery. Both a real motivation to study it.

elefsina said...

You'll soon find out, because we have just sent it to you1