Hubs of Greek education in the 19th century

Hubs of Greek education in the 19th century

A photographic travelogue created by photographer Maria Stefosi captures the legendary Greek schools that operated from Alexandria with the Averofio Gymnasium to Odesa, Macedonia, Epirus, Thrace, Constantinople and Smyrna, covering the period from 1860 to 1912.

The works, published in a large volume by the AEGEAS Non-Profit Civil Company traces the historical course of Greek education. “From the beginning, I wanted to set a framework,” she says. “The time period I cover is roughly from 1860 – after the Tanzimat reforms, and the possibility of Greek communities establishing schools – to 1912 and the Balkan Wars.”

The volume Scholeion Engomion presents, indicatively, 52 historical schools and also includes an introductory text by Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler. 

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