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EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR NEW TRANSLATORS OF GREEK LITERATURE

“We invest, hope and expect”

Thanassis Valtinos

Author, Ordinary member of the Academy of Athens

Here you will be updated regarding the program, its members, their CV’s publications as well their “work in progress”

The programme:
is a initiative operating under the auspices of the Academy of Athens. It is funded by the Kostas and Eleni Ourani Foundation and the Petros Haris Foundation The existence of trained translators is of vital importance for the promotion and dissemination of Greek literature abroad. Though numerous factors are involved in the commercial success of a translated work, the main factor remains the quality of the translation. The programme is designed to meet the need in Greece for a translator training programme and has its aims:

the education and professional training of new translators of Greek literature into major foreign languages the creation of a new generation of ambassadors of Greek letters and culture on a par with the notable translators and Hellenists of the past offers scholarships each year to selected foreign students to enable them to live in Greece and improve their Greek, to acquire the necessary skills to become literary translators and to acquaint themselves with Greek literature.

www.greektranslatorprogramme.gr

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