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15 March 2010

The evening of the Persian poetry devoted to Omar Khayyam (1048 - 1122) was held at Tomsk Polytechnic University

Omar Khayyam is an outstanding Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. He is well-known all over the world for his quatrains “rubai”. He attained a good result in algebra: he constructed a classification of the cubic equations and gave their answers with the help of the conic sections. In Iran Omar is also known for creation the calendar, in comparison with an European calendar this one is more exact and officially used since XI century.

Omar’s quatrains are wise, full of humor, slyness and impudence. People forgot about his creativity but than he became famous thanks to Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of his poetry from Persian into English. After Edward’s translation Omar’s poetry was translated into other languages of the world.

At the International Cultural Center of TPU Omar’s poetry sounded in different languages such as English, German, Russian, French, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and native.

Among the visitors of the event, there were also representatives of Azerbaijan’s national-cultural center “Azeri” who sang their national songs and danced.


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