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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

Synopsis

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.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A TRUE READER. The Virgin Mary

A festive day for Greece today, the Dormition of Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, is celebrated in every Greek church and chapel. We visit friends named after Her, Despoina (=Queen (of heavens)), Panayotis (Takis of Panos as a nickname) and Panayota (Penny or Yota), Maria (for the married women, the unwed Marias celebrate in November), and enjoy a holiday as summer turns to its end. Today, while the Bejing Olympics carry on, Athens is a deserted city. No traffic, less pollution, the market is off. It is wonderful to take a stoll under the Acropolis and listen to all the languages spoken in the narrow streets of Plaka and Monastiraki.
As a Bookclub it is only appropriate to celebrate this day with a presentation of Mary with her books.Martini, Boticelli, Raphael, the Flemish masters, and many others have painted their masterpieces on the subject. Just click on the image for more!

Πατήστε στην εικόνα του χειρογράφου που δείχνει την Παναγία πριν την Κοίμησή της με τους 12 Αποστόλους, για να δείτε αριστουργήματα της Δυτικής Τέχνης που Την απεικονίζουν να διαβάζει.
Library post

3 comments:

DreamerGirl said...

The Dormition of Virgin Mary is a festive day in Romania,too.However,there are differences between our traditions.For example,we don't have a special day for married and unwed women,we celebrate them all on the 15th of August and,sometimes,on the 8th of September [the Birth of Virgin Mary].
Anyway,differences bring us together very often :)

Ioana.

zoe said...

Looking back to our work together, I put in common this event: The Dormition of Virgin, the importance of women in people's life and the actual way of the world. I am not stoping myself to think if is it any connection between the recognition accorded to the women into a society and the health of this society? I discovered by chance this iranian page related to their important women in history, and I was touched by the beauty of the names they had. Take a look: http://iranhistory.gq.nu/FamousHistoricalPersianWomen.html
I believe is fantastic especially because Iran is known as a country where women doesn't got any rights. Meditate to the truth! I think we will meet it to the middle....

zoe said...

I also remember a thought related to importance of the education:
When you educate a man, you grow up an individual, when you educate a woman, you grow up an entire family....