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Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and...

What Can Thucydides and the Plague of Athens Teach Us in Coronavirus Times?

By Chris Mackie, Professor of Classics, La Trobe University* The coronavirus is concentrating our minds on the fragility of human existence in the face of...

Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkish Museum

A sculpture portraying a woman which has been on display in the Antalya Archeological Museum for nearly 50 years has recently been discovered to...

The 1821 Greek Revolution Began in Fierce Mountain Stronghold of Mani

The Greek uprising against oppressive Ottoman rule did not actually start in Kalavryta on March 25th, 1821 - as is often believed. Although that date...

Needless Coronavirus Panic is Damaging to Fabric of Society

I guess it could be my age showing here but... many of us believe that, despite the current virus raging through the world, the...

Yanis Varoufakis Releases Audio Recordings of EU Meetings

Former Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis has published recordings from 2015 closed-door talks with the Eurogroup on his country’s bailout program to expose...

Greece Shuts Down Museums, Archaeological Sites Due to Coronavirus

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Friday that it is closing down the country's museums and archaeological sites -- at least until March...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

By Joel Christensen* In the fifth century BC, the playwright Sophocles began “Oedipus Tyrannos” with the title character struggling to identify the cause of a...

The Spectacular and Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, is among the cities which managed to thrive and become important centers all...

Greece Celebrates 72 Years Since the Dodecanese Islands Joined the Country

The Dodecanese — the island archipelago which literally means ''The Twelve Islands'' -- officially joined their motherland of Greece 72 years ago today. On March 7,...

Melina Mercouri: The Epitome of Hellenic Spirit

Melina Mercouri is engraved in the minds of millions of Greeks. In her life she was several things: a striking woman; a stage and movie...

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The magnificent edifice of Hagia Sophia, which was constructed in the 6th century and served as a cathedral for almost one thousand years, is...

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