Greek Philologist and Linguist Thomais Sioura (1986) had an innovative idea for a mobile app which was recently brought to life: an Ancient Greek to English mobile app dictionary.

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After four years of research, and a wealth of information from a thorough and comprehensive study of many outstanding auxiliary tools in respecting to the Ancient Greek language, Sioura composed an ongoing Ancient Greek to English database. It includes 120.000 lemmata, 2.000 words and phrases, 10.000 conjugated verbs, 30.000 multiple choice questions for grammar practice, basic language theory and more. That database is the core of “Mentora”, an ancient Greek to English dictionary app, created by Sioura and a team of experts, for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

How does the app work?

Mentora is divided in four sections: Search, Phraseology, Basics and Practice
S e a r c h: Mentora offers basic and important information for over 120.000 words in poetic texts of the Archaic and Classical periods, prose Classical texts, poetry and prose from the Hellenistic until the late antiquity.
P h r a s e o l o g y: The subscriber can see common phrases of the Ancient Greek language by browsing through a catalogue of over 2.000 Words and Phrases with their specific, idiomatic or metaphoric meaning.
B a s i c language theory allows the subscriber to study the basics for the alphabet, phonemes, letters, accents, breathing, words, syllabification, accentuation rules and punctuation marks.
P r a c t i c e: The subscriber can take Ancient Greek tests and practice through multiple choice questions in the accentuation, vocabulary and grammar.
“Mentora” aims to be an educational tool for the study of the Ancient Greek, Christian and early Byzantine language and literature. “Mentora” will be marketed as of September.
 
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About PRAKSIS Business Coaching Center

Sioura’s original idea wouldn’t have turned into a successful business without the support of PRAKSIS Business Coaching Center. The Center aims to help people who have the vision, perseverance, dedication and ability to 'try' and they want a powerful ally in achieving this goal. With a skill development program based on the individual needs of each participant, the ultimate goal is to start or restart a small or medium enterprise.

The PRAKSIS BCC functions as a support center for the selected candidates offering training, coaching and consulting in order to help people materialize their entrepreneurial goals. The program provides comprehensive practical training and preparation so that the candidate will be able to compose a conclusive business plan, which will ensure in the best possible way the viability of his business.

The methodology used incorporates international trends in business models with the reality of the Greek market. More specifically, the BCC supports participants by offering training, development of personal skills (coaching) and advisory (consulting), to help them reach their business goals and create a small business.

Participants are selected through a rigorous process, which is designed to ensure:
• The viability of the business idea
• The social and economic impact of the business idea
• The persistence and determination exhibited by the individual at the prospect of becoming a freelancer

The PRAKSIS BCC has developed its own practical business operation model, focused on the personalized needs of each participant, away from stale, theoretical and one-dimensional training, with the final goal to help start or re start a small or medium sized business.  The PRAKSIS BCC offers entrepreneurial support in cycles lasting 4 months each. For further information on the 4 BCC Stages of Business Development, as well as outcomes and deliverables click here. For applications click here.

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