“Old language opens new doors”

MAINZ – Eight students from seven cities in the Rhineland-Palatinate have been awarded special skills in Latin and Ancient Greek. In the state competition for the ancient language called “Certamen Rheno-Palatinum” (Rhineland-Palatinate competition), they had to become proficient first in translation tests and then in a term paper of ancient literature. A total of 331 students from 11th and 12th grades took part, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Education on Friday.

While honoring the eight best in Bad Sobernheim, Education Minister Stephanie Hubig (SPD) said: “Knowing the ancient language still provides good tools for the new world.” Latin and Ancient Greek are the basic languages ​​of European culture. “Old languages ​​open new doors.” The organizer of the competition, which is being held for the 36th time, is the Ministry of Education with the Rhineland-Palatinate State Association of the German Association of Classical Philologists (DAV).

Four students qualified to play in the finals of the competition. In a discussion before a jury of experts from the University of Mainz, up to three scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation will be discussed.

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