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Making medieval Greek text interesting

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Gráinne Conole
8 April 2008

In a visit to the University of Cyprus one of the academics outlined a way in which he was attempting to make medieval Greek interesting to students. There is a text called porikologos - its a parody of a medieval court of law and the whole procedure. Its only two pages but difficult to read and difficult to get students interested in it. But combine it with modern resources - a professor at Reading created a similar pattern - fruitopia - its the land where the fruits live. You can use in the classroom and find an episode of fruitopia in the database and find information about it and get them to make the link that the influence the older text had on them.

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