“The handy volume lures us to understand the importance of studying classical languages and cultures as beaconing lights for the future of humanity.”Publisher
In this book the author explores the Indo-Greek linguistic and cultural relations on a broad basis as important foundations for the study of classical languages and classical cultures. The book contains chapters on the cultural importance of India and Greece, a methodological suggestion in approaching classical languages in linguistic terms, teaching the classical languages and their modern continuations, the crisis of humanities in our times, contributions to Dimitrios Galanos and Georgios N. Hatzidakis, two important persons in the classical scholarship in Greece, and some personal experiences in acquiring the philological foundations of Greek and Latin and in grounding the two languages in a series of classes given in Jawaharlal Nehru University, the first institution of higher learning in India.
The area of exploration in question is relevant still in our times when we are looking for multipolar, multicultural models for understanding the world which
Published by Langers International in New Delhi, India, December 2018. Preface by Professor Sushant Kumar Mishra (Jawaharlal Nehru University).
About the Author:
Andreas L. Katonis is linguist, classicist, translator, teacher of foreign languages, and retired Associate Professor from the Department of the Italian Language and Philology in the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is a
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