Emilio Saavedra

Emilio Saavedra is an itinerant Hellenist and linguist. Growing up between France the west coast of the US, Germany, and New Zealand he developed an interest for languages, and specialized in ancient languages at the Accademia Vivarium Novum where Latin and ancient Greek were the only languages spoken. He followed a course in Art History at the Karlova Univerzita of Prague, studied Roman Greek and middle French literature and linguistics at the Sorbonne in Paris. He attended the Polis Institute in Jerusalem specializing in Syriac, Phoenician and Ancient Greek. He completed a Masters in Greek literature and linguistics at l’Université de la Sorbonne Paris IV. His courses tend to centre around myth, folklore, and social phenomena in archaic to hellenistic magna graecia. Special linguistic interests include the ancient to modern development of the Arcado-Cypriot dialect, Syriac, Lithuanian, Hungarian and Turkish.

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