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How the Greeks learned to read from the fall of Constantinople to the Revolution (1453-1821)

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How the Greeks learned to read from the fall of Constantinople to the Revolution (1453-1821)

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13 April-30 June 2022

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2022

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How did the Greeks learn letters after the fall of the Byzantine Empire? How was not only the language preserved, but also Greek education, during the four centuries of Ottoman rule? What do we know about the thousands of anonymous priests and teachers and their students who learned the basics of reading? Who were the “mathematicians”? In which areas did great spiritual centres flourish where great forms of education took place? And how, after all, did education nurture the idea of the struggle for freedom? Selected exhibits and contemporary interactive applications will attempt to provide answers to this essential but little-known aspect of Greek education before the 1821 Revolution. The exhibition “How the Greeks learned to read from the Fall to the Revolution" (1453-1821)” invites us to learn to read by spelling familiar prayers; to browse school textbooks and decipher the unknown “mathematicians”; to discover unknown aspects of student life; to explore the map of the schools of Hellenism; to do physics experiments; and finally, to write our own name like the students of the time.

(Edited and translated description from archaiologia.gr)

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