Student Competition in the Ancient Greek Language and Literature
The Competition is organized by the American College of Greece under the auspices of the Directorate of Secondary Education B Athens.
The goal of the Competition was to reinforce the study of the Ancient Greek Language and Literature by students and to make them familiar with more works in Ancient Greek so that they will comprehend the timelessness of their ideas and values and to realize that Modern Greek is rooted in the Ancient language and is its evolution and continuation. In addition, it aims to help students understand that the work of the Ancient Greeks is inextricably linked to Modern Greek culture and that it contributed to the foundations of European and, more generally, of Western civilization
The Competition involves students of A Lyceum, from both public and private schools under the Directorate of Secondary Education B Athens, participation is optional and cost free. The Competition lasts for two (2) hours.
Pierce – The American College of Greece (6 Gravias St., Agia Paraskevi) is the competition venue. Those responsible for conducting the Competition are the Director of Secondary Education B Athens and the Lyceum Director of Pierce – The American College of Greece. On the day of the Competition, the students are asked to arrive at the campus of the American College of Greece by 9:30 a.m. and to have with them their Identification Cards and 2 blue or black pens.
At the end of the competition, the papers and the list of participants are given by the proctors in the classrooms to the examination center committee, which collects and counts the papers by class. Each paper is graded by two (2) markers. The evaluation is based on a scale of 1 – 100. If there is a difference of up to fifteen (15) points, the score given is the average of the grades awarded by the two markers. In case of a difference of more than fifteen (15) points, there is a re-evaluation by a member of the Academic Advisory Board and the final score is the average of the re-evaluator’s grade and the grade that is the closest to it of the two grades awarded in the first evaluation.
The three (3) students with the highest scores are awarded in a special event organized by Pierce – The American College of Greece. The ten (10) students with the next highest scores in the ranking receive Honorable Mention. All of the participants receive a Certificate of Participation.