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School, the revenge of the classics: the night of the high schools open
The rescue of the liceo classico. Grow enrollments in recent years - in 2019 were 6.8% compared to 6.7% in the previous year - and the schools where they studied Greek and Latin are put on display. For a night out. Will it happen tomorrow, Friday, 17: 436 institutes will celebrate the sixth edition of the Night of the national high school classic offering to the public performances, readings, discussions. With a theme for all: the Watchman in the Agamemnon of Aeschylus announce the light of the good news.

"The name of the initiative can play malaugurante, but let's say that the “night” wants to be the prelude to dawn," said F ederico Condello, a philologist and Greek scholar at the university of Bologna , author of the book "The right school. In defense of the liceo classico". "The good news of the Agamemnon, it observed, will be the increase (or at least the seal) of the membership of the school's most beloved-hated in the Country? Can be. But I think that, rather than waiting for the annual results of pre-registrations with the anxiety of the brokers who expect stock prices, we should understand and make understand what the "liceo classico".

And this is the point in time of the inscriptions, is not indifferent. "Only his detractors – or his fake friends – portraying him as the “school of Greek and Latin”, which would mean, inevitably, the school to few or few - continues Federico Condello - The high school is not this, but rather an ecosystem, disciplinary, rich and complex, that teaches the methods and attitudes of intellectuals well before that matters, and that this “channeling” early on his students, but leaves them free to develop and orient to pleasure their talent. This is his extraordinary strength. And for this reason, the liceo classico was and can still be an exceptional tool of democracy and justice. It is easy to understand that someone annoyed by that".

Here is some initiatives in the classics in Italy . For one night, the Leopards will meet Dante, the theatre embraces the dance and the students will compete in contests of citations. Are just some of the activities that the historic high school 'Julius Caesar' Rome will stage tomorrow. From 18 to 24 students and guests revisit the beauty of classical culture, thanks to marathons of readings, photo exhibitions, flash-mobs acting itinerant and interviews with writers and journalists about female figures in history and contemporary society.

As every year, the high school 'Gulli and Pennisi' Acireale (Catania) from 18 to 24 will open the doors to citizenship. "The Night the national - says Rocco Schembra, creator of the event and a teacher of Latin and Greek at the liceo Gulli e Pennisi - will be inaugurated in all schools participating in the initiative, with the simultaneous projection of the unreleased track 'The shadow of the clouds,' the young singer-songwriter florentine Francesco Rainero and will be followed by the interpretation of a piece inspired by a passage in the 'De causis plantarum' of Theophrastus, a work that addresses the effects of climate change brought by the intervention of man on nature".

The poem written on the text of the philosopher of Ereso, is the song the winner of the competition of creative writing created by Gabriel Bianchi, a student of the liceo classico 'Repetti' Carrara . The central argument of the night national of the classical schools by 2020, and the relationship between the individual and nature through a path in the theatrical, artistic, musical, and at the school of Acireale takes inspiration from the four natural elements: air, water, earth, fire, declined on topical issues: "From the water to the phenomenon of migration,- has explained the teacher Pina Scull of high school siciliano - from the fire to the passion, touching not only the issues of our time, but by probing the feelings of the human soul in an intimate marriage between the past and the present".

Respect and protection of the environment also pass from the high school of Acireale , in which the students have set up classrooms there are issues with the recycled material. Dramatizations in Italian, readings of passages in classical Greek, exhibitions of plastic and visual arts, activities, music and dance, themed tastings with local products and inspired by the ancient world will be part of the cultural event, in which the protagonists will be, once again, the inventiveness and the creativity of high school students led by their teachers.

Bologna the night of the high schools opens the doors of Galvani and of Minghetti 18 hours from cultural initiatives offered by the students to the city. While at the bookstore Coop Ambasciatori, at 18.30, the writer Alessandro Vanoli, interacts with the guys in the Minghetti on their advice of reading; to follow the philologist Federico Condello and the leaders of ArchivioZeta engage in an open test for the staging of the Agamemnon of Aeschylus.

From 18, the high school 'Berchet' Milan , will be screened on the historical film 'The boys of via Pal' directed by berchettiani illustrious Mario Monicelli and Alberto Mondadori, and he will perform the band of the school. The classic 'Beccaria', instead, students will be protagonists of numerous scenic readings inspired by texts, ancient or contemporary, such as 'The periodic table' by Primo Levi, but also of a show dedicated just to the lawyer by the milanese Cesare Beccaria. To register, you can visit the official sites of high schools.

"Like every year, we celebrate the beauty of the world and the culture of the ancient putting in the commitment of students and teachers to represent the arts intangible assets the liceo classico". To speak was the professor Loredana de Life of the school 'Pansini' Napoli . The boys with their teachers, will bring to the attention of the visitors of the school, the relevance of the high school classic, making use of the modern literature in Italian and English to address issues that are very close to them such as ecology, bulimia and anorexia, which are dramatized so as to offer a reflection on not only students but also their families.

Even in high school 'Telesio' Cosenza is now all ready for the night of the classical schools. Professor Daniela Filice, coordinator of activities for this sixth edition of the initiative stresses: "The theme chosen by our school for the year 2020 is 'The Tyche, the mistress of human events'. We can not say if luck exists or not, but it certainly is a concept that accompanies men always. The blind mistress of the present and of the future, symbolizes the uncertainty of the fate that moves randomly and without conscience, a force of all-encompassing that it affects in a decisive way on our lives".

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