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									                                        LICEO SCIENTIFICO STATALE “ETTORE MAJORANA”
                                              Via Matteotti – 30035 Mirano (VE) ITALY

                                                  Socrates Comenius 1 – School Partnership
                                       “Latinitas or Europa: from present to past, from past to present”
                                       Report of the third project meeting – Mirano 06-10 October 2004

    Host institution: Liceo Scientifico Statale E.Majorana con aggregato Liceo Classico Statale E.Corner (coordinating institution).
    Participating partners: IES Vicente Blasco Ibanez – Valencia (Spain); Lise Meitner Realgymnasium – Wien (Austria); Liceum Sefana
Zeromskiega – Zawiercie (Poland); Gymnasium Mathiase Lercha Brno – Brno (Czech Republic); SOU Bratia Petar I Ivan Kanazirevi – Razlog
(Bulgaria); Ecole Européenne Bruxelles I – Bruxelles (Belgium); Liceo Scientifico Morin – Mestre (Italy); Punto CLE Decima Regio – Treviso
(Italy); Fondazione Cassamarca – Treviso (Italy); Arcadia – Archeologia Ambiente Didattica – Padova (Italy).
    Developed activities: In the year 2004/05 five new partners (four schools from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and one
associated partner from Italy) added to the project, and so the first aim of the meeting was to introduce as better the new p artners in the works
and to cause the most favourable circumstances for the developing of the activities. This result has been got fully and so the partners could
elaborate a new rich work plan, meet the students and the teachers of the host institution, arrange the activities for the current year and for the
school year 2005/06; more in detail, the partners dealt with the following subjects:
Project topics. The table of arguments that contains the general view of the subjects studied during the whole duration of the project, and that
will be the mainframe of the final products, is the following:
School. The estimation of the subject Latin in European school: general view, interviews and evaluation. The O rberg method for Latin
teacher. The “Dies Latinitatis” in the Italian school. Use. Examples of existing Latin: conferences, competitions, translation of contemporary
texts, official documents, etc.). Pronunciation. Reading of the same Latin texts by all the partners. Words. Creation of a little electronic
comparative dictionary Latin-modern languages. Internet. Latin on the net: web sites in and about Latin language. Disability. Translating of
Latin text into Braille. Cooking. Roman cooking for Wiener pupils! Romeguide. Tour of the Vatican’s garden in Latin. Theatre. Assistance to
classical play performance and commentary; other theatrical uses of Latin texts. Theatre performance based on entries from “Orbis Pictus” of
J.A. Comenius.
Italy. Caput Mundi: Roma aeterna urbs. Campania felix: Pompei, Ercolano, the Gulf of Naples. The Northern Italy: Aqueducts and ports in the
Venetian landscape; The Via Annia from Padua to Aquileia; The Via Claudia Augusta from Altino to Feltre; The Via Iulia Augus ta from Albenga
to Nizza. Austria. The road of amber: (Bernsteinstrasse) from Aquileia to Carnuntum trough Hungary. The Limes Romanus: Vindobona,
Carnuntum, other villages like Lauriacum, Ovilava, Favianis, Comagenis; The Noricum: Virumun, Aguntum, Teurnia, Hemmaberg,
Magdalensberg. Spain. The Romans in Spain: general introduction. The Via Iulia Augusta: Valencia and his Latin inscriptions; Tarraco and
Saguntum: Roman remains and inscriptions. The Via Edetana: Edeta and Elx, the Roman villa of l’Alcudia. Greece. Where the Romans could
not create a Roman landscape… Bulgaria. Latin heritage in some Bulgarian towns: Plovdiv, Perperikon, Nesebar, Hysaria, etc. The rest of
Europe. Romans and romanisation in France, Germany and United Kingdom. The Illyrians and Italy. Romania and others Danubian countries.
Europe. The mythological figure of Europe (text and illustration): meaning in the ancient context and relevance to the modern world.
Comenius. Johann Amos Comenius, one of the key personalities of Latin culture of the 17th century: history of editing the work of Orbis
Pictus. Language. From Latin to romance languages; Comparative analisys of the evolution from Latin to the Castilian language; research
about the Latin origin of technical terms in Catalan and Castilian; the role of Latin in the development of some European languages (English
and French); The influence of Latin on the Polish and Bulgarian languages; Latin tips and expressions still present in the Italian and Spanish
languages. Law. The influence of the Roman law on our law (with the help of an expert from the Wiener University of Law). Learning. Latin
and European culture from Late Antiquity to Middle Ages; Latin as universal language of the culture in the Modern Age; Latin as language of
the Sciences: relation between scientific and technical knowledge; The Latin influence in Sciences, and in particular Natural Sciences (Plinio,
Linneo), Mathematic and Physics (Archimede, Newton, Halley, Copernico, Keplero, Gauss), Medicine (Celso, Harvey), Atom and Atomic
energy (Vitrvio, Mangeot). Literature. Classical literary topics in Spanish literature: carpe diem, tempus fugit, ubi sunt, locus amoenus. The
influence of Latin authors like Ovid and Horace into the Vicent Andrés Estellés work. Eugen Brikcius - original "New-Latin" poet (student
translations of his poems into modern languages). Survey of "New-Latin" poets in the second half of the 20th century. The Influence of the
Latin Culture on the Polish Renaissance Literature. Classical Elements in Zbigniew Herbert’s Poetry. Horace’s voice in Kochan owski’s works.
Dido in the poetry of Ungaretti. Christianity. The Christians in the Roman Empire; the Christians and the classical culture; Latin and
vernacular in the Christian Middle Ages; Latin as official language of the Church; Roman influence on the Christian religion: the inscriptions of
the Schottenkirke; Latin and Christian festivities.
The Ancestors. Celtic in roman and contemporary imagery: celtic languages, celtic music, gaelic sports, movie and cartoons, Halloween night.
Images of celtic world from Caesar and Livius to the present time. The Others. Romans and “the others”: the voice of some Roman authors;
freedom, toleration and intolerance. Discrimen and differences: the external different: (the foreigner); the inner different (the minorities).
Voyages. The approach of the Romans to foreign countries (f.e. Plinius texts), the approach of modern people to the ancient Rome. Liberty.
Slaves, freedmen and freeman in the inscriptions from Iulia Concordia. Everyday life. Eugippius: Vita Sancti Severini – a document
concerning the life in Austria in the 6th century. Vergilius. Vergilius and Dante. Vergilius in the contemporary literature.
Of course, this plan can be modified if necessary; in the project meetings in Wien (April 2005) and Bruxelles (November 2006) the partners will
check its development and will arrange the detailed index of the sections.
    Common activities. The works of the project takes in three kinds of activities: a) Common activities, that are realized jointly by all the par tners
and coordinated by one of them, that is: giving to the pupils an “Interview” concerning the evaluation of Latin in European school, tha t will be
completed by a brief summary about the status of Latin in the European secondary schools (proposed by Bruxelles and coor dinated by
Bruxelles and Wien); the creation of a little electronic dictionary Latin-other languages and the reading of the same Latin texts with the different
European pronunciations (proposed and coordinated by Brno). b) Studying specific arguments, that will be joint and organized in the common
final products: all the partners studied or will study some arguments collected in the table above, according to its characte ristics (the sharing of
the subjects between schools and institutions will be pointed out in the final evaluation report and in a specific section of the final products); c)
Local activities, that are realized in each school to involve as better other teachers and students and to increase the diffu sion of the project
(these activities will be pointed out in the final evaluation report and in a specific section of the final products).
    Participation of the students. Two Polish students took part in the meeting in Mirano, and according to the positive judgment of this
experience the partners decided to increase the participation of the puèils to the final meeting in Mirano: in the renewal form for 2005/2006 the
partners will ask for grants for the participation of two or three students for each school, and in September-October 2005, according to the grants
assigned and to the costs of travels, the schools will established the exact number of teachers and students who will take part to the Final
Conference in Mirano and who will be received as guest by the students of the Liceo Majorana-Corner.
    Project meetings and duration of the project. In the year 2004/2005 a second project meeting will be arranged in the Lise Meitner
RealGymnasium of Wien (Austria) from 09 to 13 April 2005, as the partners will indicate in the renewal form for this year. In the school year
2005/2006 the partners will meet in Bruxelles in November, if possible in the same week of the “Comenius week”, and anyway in the second half
of this month: during this meeting, the new school partners will decide if they will submit the application for 2006/2007. Moreover, in April 2006
the partners will meet in Mirano for the Final Convention.
    Final results: The results of the meeting are very good, because the initial work plan has been enriched by many proposals, in particular of
cooperating working, ad by suggestions about the structure and the spreading of the final products; moreover, all the partners gave their
contribution to the development of the project and could compare themselves and their works with the colleagues of othe r European countries,
so that all the participants could get a useful human and professional enrichment.

   Mirano 29.11.04

                                                                                                                                The contact person

                                                                                                                          prof.ssa Giovanna Baghin

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