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FYI: A Petition in Favor of Classics in Portugal

Author: Ana Alves

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable


Dear Colleagues and Friends

Classics in Portugal are by now suffering their greatest attack in many years. Help us to fight against this cultural narrowness of our politics, by signing and sending to others the Petition in Favor of Classical Languages in Portugal:


Thanking you all in advance,

Francisco de Oliveira
Full Professor of Classics and President of Euroclassica


If you want to hear later from us and get a feedback on the outcome of this petition, when signing it, please check the box 'Available to Petition Author' regarding your email address options.

Si vous désirez recevoir plus tard un message avec l'information sur les résultats de cette petition sélectionnez cochez s.v.p. la case 'Available to Petition Author' dans le panneau d¹affichage des options concernant l'adresse de votre courier électronique.

Se desejar receber posteriormente da parte dos promotores alguma informação
acerca dos resultados da petição, por favor, ao entrar na página de subscrição, seleccione a opção 'Available to Petition Author' no item respeitante ao seu endereço de correio electrónico.

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