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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...

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 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...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities...

Historic City of Ioannina Celebrates Anniversary of Ottoman Liberation

February 21 marks the day in 1913 when the historic city of Ioannina, the capital of Epirus in north-western Greece, was liberated from the...

Greece Restores Historic Epirus Stone Bridge to its Former Glory

The Plaka Bridge in Epirus, the largest single-arched span in all of Europe, which had collapsed due to heavy rain more than five years...

Love Like A Greek: The Six Types of Love

By Roman Krznaric* What is love? In all truth, there is not one single answer to this question and this is why the ancient Greeks...

The Unique Ancient Tree that Produces Pearly-White Olives

Leucocarpa, also known as leucolea, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known...

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