Classical Gymnasium in Split

The Classical Gymnasium (Croatian: Klasična gimnazija) was a gymnasium high school (similar to a grammar school in England and Wales) situated in Split, Dalmatia, Croatia. It was founded by the Austrian Empire and its Imperial Royal General Government in Dalmatia in 1817.[1] Dalmatian Government, in fact, seceded the public part of the Archidiocesan Classical Gymnasium, founded by archbishop Stefano Cosmi in 1700.[2]

Classical Gymnasium in Split
Klasična gimnazija u Splitu

Gymnasium Classicum Spalatense
Location

Croatia
Coordinates43°30′53″N 16°26′01″E / 43.514694°N 16.433626°E / 43.514694; 16.433626Coordinates: 43°30′53″N 16°26′01″E / 43.514694°N 16.433626°E / 43.514694; 16.433626
Information
TypePublic
Established10 november 1817
SongGaudeamus
Nickname"Klasična"

ProgrammeEdit

The program lasted six years till 1848.[2] As the lyceum was added,[2] the program lasted eight years till 1967. From 1963 on the first four years were relocated in the eight year elementary school, so the program of the remaining classes lasted four years.

The program after World War II was based on combining classical education, with emphasis on humanities (namely languages including Latin and Ancient Greek, and mainly English among foreign languages, philosophy, literature, history, fine art, music and theatre, mathematics, natural sciences and extracurricular activities.[2]

The school reform in 1977 abolished gymnasiums from the school system and Classical gymnasium ceased to exist.[3] Its program was reimplemented since 1991 in the classical section of I. gimnazija in Split.[4]

200th anniversaryEdit

The 200th anniversary of the Classical Gymnasium in Split was celebrated 25 May 2017 with a symposium in Split.[5][6]

People associated with Classical Gymnasium in SplitEdit

Among the professors were prominent Croatian cultural actors, among the others Natko Nodilo, Šime Ljubić, don Frane Bulić, Eugen Kumičić, Milan Rešetar, Vladimir Nazor, Milan Begović during the 19th century,[2] and then Josip Barač, Mirko Deanović, Antun Dobronić, Josip Hatze, Vjekoslav Rosenberg-Ružić, Ivo Krešić-Jurić, Petar Kurir, Žarko Muljačić.[7]

Among the graduates there were Francesco Carrara, Niccolò Tommaseo, Antonio Bajamonti, Frane Lappenna, Dujam Rendić-Miočević, Vid Morpurgo, Giovanni Maver, Jakov Gotovac, Mate Ujević, Kruno Prijatelj, Bogdan Žižić, Igor Zidić, Igor Mandić, Vinko Cuzzi, Tonko Maroević, Inoslav Bešker.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Facsimile of the Announcement in: Josip Posedel, Iz povijesti Klasične gimnazije, Spomenica 150-godišnjice Klasične gimnazije u Splitu, Split, 1967, p. 10
  2. ^ a b c d e Josip Posedel, Iz povijesti Klasične gimnazije, Spomenica 150-godišnjice Klasične gimnazije u Splitu, Split, 1967., str. 9-19
  3. ^ [1] Split: posljednji klasičari na okupu nakon trideset godina, Slobodna Dalmacija 29.06.2008. | 16:55]
  4. ^ I. gimnazija u Splitu
  5. ^ "Povodom 200. obljetnice podržavljena klasične gimnazije u Splitu, Društvo prijatelja kulturne baštine Split organizira 25. svibnja 2017. godine znanstveni skup i svečanu akademija". Archived from the original on 2017-07-31. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  6. ^ Znanstveni skup i svečana akademija ‘’200. obljetnica podržavljenja Klasične gimnazije u Splitu[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Spomenica…, o.c., pp. 87-95
  8. ^ Spomenica…, o.c., pp. 96-124

SourcesEdit

  • Spomenica 150-godišnjice Klasične gimnazije u Splitu : 1817-1967, Split, 1967(in Croatian)
  • Split: posljednji klasičari na okupu nakon trideset godina, Slobodna Dalmacija 29.06.2008(in Croatian)
  • I. gimnazija Split – Povijest škole(in Croatian)

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