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Pierce students at the 8th European Students’ Conference in Rome

Thirty-seven students from Pierce’s B Lyceum (Humanities Orientation) participated in the 8th European Student Conference, held in Rome from Tuesday, November 28 to Friday, December 1, on the theme “Athens-Rome: A centuries-long journey (509 BCE-Today) History, Culture, Social and Political Institutions, Democracy,” by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.

Pierce students participated in a presentation in which they analyzed Euripides’ and Seneca’s tragedy Medea and discussed the genesis and evolution of drama from the ancient Greek and Roman periods through the Middle Ages, the Beijing Opera, and the Japanese NO.

All the participating student delegates studied the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, highlighting the similarities and differences between them, the interactions, and the contribution of each to global cultural evolution.

The Pierce team was prepared by the philologists Mrs. Julia Saliverou, Mr. John Kosmas, and Mr. Konstantinos Ballos, who then accompanied our students to the conference, while students and teachers also had the opportunity to tour the antiquities of Rome and learn about the culture of neighbouring Italy.