Jelena Jurčić, from the Department of Latin and Roman Literature of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Mostar (Bosnia) has carried out a stay at the Faculty of Philology of the USC, within the framework of Erasmus exchanges for teachers.

At a lecture on Thursday, on “Tradition and Classical Studies in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina”, she described the current status of these studies. She first described the main characteristics of Mostar, a city that suffered severely from the Balkan War, between its Latin tradition and the long period of Turkish rule of four centuries, until it reached the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the First War that began in Saravejo in 1914. She then spoke in detail about Latin studies today and the history of Latin teaching in the area.