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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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DISCUSSING OSCAR WILDE IN MAGOULA SCHOOL LIBRARY

We initiated our second book "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in Magoula Junior High School library. Four new bookclub members and one of the old ones visited the neighbouring library and did some research of digital and non-digital sources on Oscar Wilde. The result is a list of questions for our next webcam chat with our twinners in Targoviste. Beauty, art, selfulfilment, society's normes, hedonism, good and evil, we've got some tough ones, for you, girls!
Just name the day...
Many thanks to teacher librarian, mr Manolis Lemontzoglou for his assistance.

TO BRIDGE THE TWO BOOKS: Which person did Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker have in common? (hint: wife)

Η βιβλιοθήκη του Γυμνασίου Μαγούλας φιλοξένησε την πρώτη συνάντηση της Αναγνωστικής μας Λέσχης, που σήμερα είχε τα νέα μέλη (και ένα παλιότερο). Κάναμε έρευνα πάνω στη ζωή και το έργο του Όσκαρ Ουάιλντ από έντυπες και ψηφιακές πηγές και πολυμέσα της Βιβλιοθήκης, και ετοιμάσαμε λίστα με ερωτήσεις προς συζήτηση στην επόμενη τηλεδιάσκεψη με τις φίλες μας στη Ρουμανία. Όλα τα μεγάλα θέματα θίγονται στο Πορτραίτο του Ντόριαν Γκρέυ. Ανυπομονούμε να τα συζητήσουμε.
Τις ευχαριστίες της ομάδας στον υπεύθυνο κο Μ. Λεμοντζόγλου για την αρωγή του.


3 comments:

INeedADream said...

Searching about the person that Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker have in common i found an article about the two writers:

"Wilde's trial not only had an impact on the public perception of homosexuality, it was also an important personal event for Bram Stoker. Wilde and Stoker had crossed paths in Dublin for years and continued to move in the same social circles in London. Both Stoker and Wilde attended Trinity, and Stoker ended up marrying Francis Balcombe, a Dublin woman Wilde had previously been in love with and to whom he had proposed. Stoker and his brothers frequently visited the Wilde home in Ireland, and Stoker himself was particularly close to Wilde's mother, Lady Esperanza (Farson 85). While Stoker was sympathetic to Wilde's legal difficulties, seldom was there any love lost between the two men. Not only did Wilde feel betrayed by Balcombe's marrying Stoker, Stoker and Wilde were also two very different types of men. As much as Wilde was a decadent aesthete, Stoker was a proper Victorian gentleman. Stoker was as reserved and dignified as Wilde was outrageous and public. Stoker and Wilde may have had more in common though than the love of the same woman and the last few years have brought about a great deal of speculation about Stoker's sexuality."
Denisa

elefsina said...

Well done, Denisa!
If you want to see the actress Florence Balcombe, on whom Sybil in Dorian Grey was based, click

http://www.invisibleheroes.com/images/Florence-Balcombe3.jpg

INeedADream said...

Thank you for the link. It was very nice to see Florence Balcombe, the women who was part of the lives of the two writers, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. It is interesting to know that two had things in common.
Reading their books, i have to admit that i liked more "The picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde.
Denisa