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The Greeks – National Geographic Special

A 3-part National Geographic Special premiers June 21, 28, and July 5 on Public Broadcast Stations (PBS). The series will coincide with the ‘Greeks’ Exhibition to open June 1 at National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: A stunning exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture. More Than 500 Greek Artifacts […]

Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame from Olympia, Greece

Rio, Brazil, 2016 IOC President says Games at Rio, Brazil, 2016 ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’ The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). writes: “The lighting marks the symbolic start of […]

Olympic Games of 1896 – The 1st Olympiad

Today, April 6th, marks the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens, Greece, between 6 and 15 April 1896. The first Olympiad hosted 250 male athletes from 14 nations who competed in 9 different sports in 43 events. Competition took place in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, where 80,000 spectators were […]

The Olive Tree (η Ελιά)

The olive tree By Kostis Palamas (ΚΩΣΤΗΣ ΠΑΛΑΜΑΣ) Η ΕΛΙΑ Eίμαι του ήλιου η θυγατέρα H πιο απ’ όλες χαϊδευτή. Xρόνια η αγάπη του πατέρα Σ’ αυτόν τον κόσμο με κρατεί. Όσο να πέσω νεκρωμένη, Aυτόν το μάτι μου ζητεί. Eίμ’ η ελιά η τιμημένη. Δεν είμ’ ολόξανθη, μοσχάτη Tριανταφυλλιά ή κιτριά· Θαμπώνω της ψυχής […]

Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The Archaeological Society at Athens, as I am sure everyone on this Forum is aware, has been doing for close to 200 years an outstanding job of unearthing and preserving the cultural heritage bequeathed to us by the Ancients. Recently a group of distinguished academics, both Greek and non-Greek, established in the US a Foundation […]

What it means to Be Greek!

A 12 minute video for all to see, reminding us how proud we are to be Greek. The world owes a huge cultural debt to Greece.


GREECE AND EUROPE (1) The Real Choice is Win-Win or Lose-Lose by Kimon Valaskakis PhD Greece and Europe are contemplating divorce. In the first of a two part series which I published on March 17 2015 in the World Post, the global division of the Huffington Post. I have argued that this would be a […]

Archimedes: The Greatest Scientist Who Ever Lived

The scientist who personifies the greatest achievements of Greek and Western science was Archimedes. He applied mathematics for the understanding of the natural world and the cosmos. In one of his books, Ψαμμιτης (Psammites), or The Sand-Reckoner, Archimedes attempted to measure the size of the universe by calculating the number of the grains of sand […]

Rethinking Love, Rereading the Romance

The Fifth International Conference on Popular Romance Studies: Rethinking Love, Rereading the Romance School of Film Studies Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece 19-21 June, 2014 Keynote speaker: Deborah Jermyn Plenary speaker: Hsu-Ming Teo Eros, Philia, Agape: for nearly three thousand years, these three Greek terms have been used in the West to triangulate the shifting concept […]

Online discussions at Athens University of Economics & Business

A series of online lectures – discussions at Athens University of Economics & Business aim to provide the university community and society thoughts and reflections of prominent Greek personalities on the major issues of our time, and their visions for the future. H σειρά διαδικτυακών διαλέξεων – συζητήσεων στο ΟΠΑ αποσκοπεί στο να προσφέρει στην […]