Polis Institute is offering opportunities for candidates interested in being trained in teaching Ancient Greek or Latin following The Polis Method. At the end of the training period The Polis […]
The Polis Institute is delighted to announce that some of our theoretical courses from our Academic Programs have been made open to the public. The academic staff at Polis offer […]
We are happy to announce the opening of registrations for our fall semester at The Polis Institute. As usual we will be offering a wide variety of courses in Ancient […]
During the last twenty years, Latin has experienced a revival, numbering some 5,000 speakers all over the world, many of whom are in their twenties. Many sites and forums are now maintained in Latin. Ever since Antiquity, Latin has always been a spoken language. Unlike other ancient languages, Latin has never experienced any break in its speaking tradition, always producing new literary works and developing new vocabulary
The question of the pronunciation of Koine Greek is a very sensitive one, since many pedagogical, emotional and identity factors are involved in this topic. Two main options are available for the student who wishes to pronounce an ancient Greek text: the historical and the modern one.
Die Tagespost: Bis heute gibt es Werke des bedeutenden Kirchenlehrers Thomas von Aquin, die niemals in eine moderne Sprache übersetzt wurden“, mit dieser Feststellung beginnt Christophe Rico gegenüber der „Tagespost“ seine Erklärung, warum er 2011 in Jerusalem – nicht weit entfernt von den Heiligen Stätten der Christenheit – mit befreundeten Altphilologen das Polis-Institut gegründet hat.
The Jerusalem Post: Tucked away in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood, a group of students discussed the Arabic word for “transfiguration” as part of an Arabic and Hebrew Harry Potter reading group on Sunday.
University of Helsinki: "If languages are the key to our cultural heritage ”…, then it is necessary to teach them effectively and, if possible, in an appealing way. For this reason the Polis method was developed, turning Polis into one of the very few institutions in the world that teach the so-called dead languages (e.g. Koine Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Latin) as living languages.”