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     I studied classic Philology at the University of Patras in Greece with a specialization in linguistics. I started to study Ancient Greek and Latin when I was still in primary school. My family took my education very seriously. I attended school during the morning hours and private tutoring in the afternoon, which is how I became roficient in five languages. My whole life I have been studying the classics. The Odyssey and The Iliad are two works that I have studied in all three variations of Greek: Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, and Koine.

     I have studied Byzantine Philology, Latin Rhetoric, Philosophy, plus an entire semester of Prehistoric Archaeology, where I excavated old pieces and artifacts of ancient Greece. I am truly passionate about ancient Greek drama; I love Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Aristophanes. I have worked in depth with poetry analyzing Virgil and various Latin texts from Ovidius, Tacitus, and Marcus Tullius Cicero.

     One of my favourite pieces of Latin literature is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Antonius. One of the most important experiences that I gained was during my participation in the Anglophonic Symposiums in Athens, where I translated the famous poet Sappho into modern Greek and I presented my work at the symposium. While studying these classics I became extremely fascinated by the field of linguistics. I studied historical linguistics, phonology, morphology, text analysis, teaching of language, comparative linguistics, syntax, methodology of language research and so much more.

     When I was in my third year of university I applied for the Erasmus exchange program and studied art and language for three months at the University of Cagliani in Sardinia. That experience has been a lifetime experience and a true-life changer. This is how I fell in love with art and poetry, realizing that the world is an amazing place and I wanted to gain more knowledge and experience. Upon my return to Athens, Greece there was not a single theatrical play that I wouldn’t attend. From Epidaurus Theatre to Herodion, and of course the National Theatre of Greece. After finishing school I attended several seminars and I attained several certifications of attendance. One that I particularly enjoyed was on lexicography and lexicology where I worked on creating a lexicon for the University of Athens.

     After three years working with kids and adolescents, I decided to attend a two-year certificate program for a special education with dyslexia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). My knowledge, experience, love for art, and love for languages made me understand the most simple thing: Everyone can learn, but not in the same way.

     Special education inspired me to make a difference. At the private school that I was teaching, I created a linguistic workshop to introduce Ancient Greek to primary school kids. In the beginning, most of the kids were reluctant and unwilling to participate, but very soon they changed their minds. Understanding the roots of their native language made them more confident and creative. They developed their vocabulary, but the most astonishing result was how I helped my students to mitigate dysorthography. Dysorthography is a specific disgraphic disorder of spelling which is usually accompanied by dyslexia, having a direct connection of a phonological disorder as well.

     In my opinion one of the most important ingredients to learn is to add a bit of art, a bit of passion, a pinch of creativity, and as much fun as possible.

University of Patras (Greece)
Bachelor's Degree, Linguistics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Syntax, Phonetics, Historical/Socio/Neuro/Psycho Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Text Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Morphology, Comparative Morphology
University of Patras (Greece)
Minor in Classical Philology
Poetry Club, Theater, Classical Cinema & Cinematography, Latin Dancing
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Certification of English Proficiency, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL), Language Instructor
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Specialization Training Course, Learning Difficulties & Dyslexia
Language Centre, University of Cyprus
Certificate of Attendance, Lexicography - Lexicology and Etymology Seminar
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