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The Symposiums in Ancient Greece

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.01.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

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.

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

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

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.

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

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Written by Alexander Symeonidis and Alexandra Symeonidou The monument in Amphipolis has not yet revealed its special secrets, however, it has showed ...

Will Greece Survive?

Marietta Giannakou | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Marietta Giannakou

Is modern Greece going to survive out of the storm of the ongoing crisis? Is Europe about to change path from the achievements of post-war political cooperation and economic integration to the unchartered waters of national egoisms and self-minded interests?

Beneath the Olive Tree

Olympia Dukakis | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Olympia Dukakis

Three decades ago I was given a book of notebooks kept by women imprisoned during and after the civil war in Greece. I immediately tried to find ways to share these stories.

The Greeks of Edremit

Olympia Dukakis | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Olympia Dukakis

Prior to the first world war, the Greeks of Edremit, including my parents and their brothers and sisters, fled the pogrom. They made it to the ocean, but not before my father endured a critical experience in his life and received the last rites as they waited for the boats to arrive.

Reaching for the Stars: The World's First Computer From the Greeks

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Derek de Solla Price spent 16 years studying the intricacies of the Greek device. He reported that the Antikythera Mechanism was "one of the most important pieces of evidence for the understanding of ancient Greek science and technology."

Greece in Agony

Robert Cabot | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Robert Cabot

There is a surplus of the ugly in Greece -- of avarice, of hideous modernity, corruption, exploitation. But though it is largely hidden, there is something about the tough, durable fiber, the pride of generosity, the fierce instinct for independence which is at the core of the Greek soul.

Greek Marbles Don't Rust. Is the Greek Soul Made of Marble, Too?

Irene Nikolopoulou | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Irene Nikolopoulou

What we cannot be accused of having invented the tragedy of the world debt crisis. Yes, we invented the tragedy (Thespis), but we also invented the comedy (Aristophanes).

'Opa!' It's All Greek to Me!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Alex Pattakos

We recently conducted some impromptu "jaywalking" interviews -- similar to those that you've probably seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno -- to find out more about what people know about all things Greek.