ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK, EGYPTOLOGY AND ORIENTAL LANGUAGES. DAY 3
The third day was entirely dedicated to the practical courses of ancient Greek language, held by two of the students of the first edition of the Annual Interdisciplinary School of Ancient Greek, masters Cristian Ioan Dumitru and Valentin Cocan, brilliant graduates of the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Bucharest. Mrs. conf. univ. dr. Maria Luiza Oancea, who focused on the ways of translating religious texts such as homily (speech, sermon) and biblical exegetical commentary. The text proposed by Cristian Ioan Dumitru was the 10th Homily on the Transfiguration of the Savior, a Middle Byzantine text from the heyday of the Empire, written by Leo VI the Philosopher, scholar Byzantine emperor and disciple of Patriarch Photius, Valentin Cocan organized the reading and translation of passages from Questions on Genesis, the work of Theodoret of Cyrus, an important Christian theologian of the fifth century, representative of the School of Antioch and biblical exegesis. The participants read and translated the texts, following the rhetorical and stylistic peculiarities, as well as the rarer linguistic specificities, convincing themselves of the need to know the source languages.