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Conference on Ferdowsi, Homer to be held in Greece January 14, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Shows & Conferences.

A conference on Ferdowsi and Homer will be held at the Greek National Research Center on January 19, 2007.

The upcoming event has been organized jointly by Iranian Embassy in Athens as well as Greece’s Cooperation Council for Promotion of Persian Language and National Research Center.

According to a report released by the Public Relations Department of Iran’s Organization of Culture and Islamic Communication (OCIC) on Saturday, the remark was made by Iran’s cultural attache to Athens, Seyed Mohammad-Reza Darbandi.

Darbandi said that the two-day event aims to familiarize Greek intellectuals with the outstanding Iranian epic poet, Abolqasem Ferdowsi, and establish communication between Iranian and Greek university instructors of literature.

He said that during the conference, six professors of literature will compare the works of Ferdowsi and Homer and will express their views on the issue, adding that three of them will be Iranians.

The ambassador said that “Homer and Ferdowsi like father and son”, “Epic in the works of Ferdowsi and Homer”, “Ferdowsi, Iran’s national poet”, “Comparison of the heroes of Shahnameh and Iliad” and “A study of Shahnameh’s miniature” are among the articles to be presented at the upcoming event.

“The conference will simultaneously be held in Tehran. It will be organized jointly by Council for Promotion of Persian Language and Literature, Book City and the Greek Embassy in Tehran,” said the Iranian diplomat.

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