As part of the training course "Modern Greek literature – poetry", the Department of Greek Philology and Translation of Mariupol State University held a cultural event which was attended by students and teachers of the Department as well as students and teachers of the vocationaltechnical Lyceum of Trikala (Greece) who were online.
Among the honoured guests of the event were Vice-Rector for International Relations of MSU, Advisor to the Chairman of the Donetsk regional state administration, Professor Mykola Trofymenko, Deputy coordinator for education in Mariupol Ioannis Mavromatis and representative of the municipality Zograf Yanis Bersimis.
In an informal creative atmosphere, students recited poems by Greek poets Miltos Sahtouris and Kostandinos Kavafis. The participants were greatly delighted by the poem of Miltos Sahtouris "War poet" performed by MSU students Liana Dadiani and Dmytro Vorona (guitar accompaniment). By the way, the students translated this verse in Ukrainian with the assistance of philologists Argiris Nikas and Ephi Makri who work at the Department of Greek Philology and Translation through the Ministry of education, research and religion of Greece.
During the cultural event, the representatives of the Lyceum presented an illustrated selection of poems in Greek and English created by the students with the help of Greek philologist Dora Falagara for the world poetry day.
According to the teachers of the Department of Greek Philology and Translation, such events will become an integral part of the educational process in the majors where the Greek language is studied as the first foreign language, because they contribute to improving the quality of training and cultural enrichment of both students and Lyceum students.