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Alexandra Symeonidou
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Alexandra Symeonidou is a Greek best selling author of ten books, two children books and three French theater plays translated from old French to modern Greek. She became well known in Greece by her autobiography books "Nightmares in the Saudi Arabian Desert" and "Merciless Struggle" where she describes her life as a married woman to an important Saudi man. "Nightmare in the Saudi Arabian Desert" is her first book translated for Greek to English. After her classical studies in Athens Greece, she graduated fom the University of Aix-En-Provence in France, where she studied French and English literature. She is fluent in French, English, German and Greek. She was awarded the "Kleopatra Award" from "Franco-Hellenique d' information" for "Nightmares in the Saudi Arabian Desert". She has been a candidate in the Municipal elections in Athens and belongs to many womens' lobbies. She is an expert on woman's rights and especially for woman's rights in Islam. She works as an author in Athens Greece.

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Barbara Geladaki MD: A New Generation of Greek Politicians

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Greece once again is being asked to go to elections, on January 25. After a dark, cold period of recession that the country was going though and Greece was on the threshold to get out of it and pass to the next step, the Leftists "SYRIZA" made their point by...

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Alexander the Great through Jean Racine's eyes

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 11:40 AM

It was no accident that the great Hellenist French dramatist of the 17th century studied and worked on Alexander! He is one of the unique writers and poets who wrote a theater play in order to exalt the virtues of this huge historical figure.

Jean Racine lived in the 17th...

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Violence Against Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 8:52 AM

November 25 has been enacted and instituted by the United Nations Council as the Day against women's violence in remembrance of the Mirabal sisters who were murdered by the dictator Trohijo in the Dominican Democracy.

This sad event shocked all societies in the 1960's and was the ignition of awareness...

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The Symposiums in Ancient Greece

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 5:42 PM

One of the fundamental expressions of social life of the ancient Greeks was the symposium that intended to strengthen the most refine feelings and ideals among the people as it is the friendship and partnership. It was of a very great importance so that big writers and philosophers as Aristotle...

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Amphipolis: The Cone Pyramid, Time of Truth (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:08 AM

Co-authored by Alexander Symeonidis

According to different archaeological explanations the two sculptures -- the Lion and Sphinxes -- symbolize the power and strength of the Macedonian dynasty, consequently the power and impact of the person or the persons most likely buried inside the monument of Amphipolis.

Might it not be...

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Amphipolis: The Mystery of the Cone Pyramid (metaphysical construction) Part 1

(12) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 1:55 AM

Written by Alexander Symeonidis and Alexandra Symeonidou

The monument in Amphipolis has not yet revealed its special secrets, however, it has showed its first samples that it is not a rich burial monument, but it is about the construction that includes in its shape important mathematical relationships and symbols, like...

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Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:00 AM

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries. The contribution and help of their twelve gods is totally different than the Olympic gods'.

Following the barbarous winters of...

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Translating Jean Racine

(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 2:48 PM

When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.

But what is poetry? It is the art to lead and...

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Woman: A Hidden Power

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 1:25 AM

The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create. She is his alter ego, his other half, symbolically as said in the Bible, the filter of his primordial thoughts which come true as a woman's brain exist. Man...

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Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 1:09 AM

Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike. They were the first to fall in love and couple with people, breaking down the yokes...

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Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 1)

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:17 PM

I do not really know if Plato's mother or Xanthippe, Socrates' wife, wore heels, but I am sure they could stomp their sandals when necessary because they were women with vigor and strength. Women who indisputably proved, by giving to history, incontestable figures who have remained fadeless, unalterable and up...

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The Woman's Status in Islam (Part 2)

(3) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 12:56 PM

A recent article about arranged marriages of children in Islam, "Girls Tied in Chains," once again pulled my attention to reconfirm my opinion about the cruel system regarding the "Woman's Status in Islam." It is a misfortune to be born a woman: no rights in life, no rights to breathe...

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The Woman's Status in Islam

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Over the course of centuries, years and moments that have run out and define us as individuals with an important part in the history of the humanity and the societies, the separation of the genders had been definite enough to mark our life and pathway. The powerful and weak gender...

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