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Cheapart 2011

by admin December 10, 2011 Greece Today

Happening now in Athens… No one can doubt that ancient Athens was in the 5th and 4th century B.C the mother of all arts. Rich in culture, Athens was a paradise for people interested in expanding their mind , enriching their spirit and indulging their eyes! But… what about today?? Among the numerous cultural events […]

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Just Desserts

by admin November 8, 2011 Greek Food
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Imagine a beautiful warm evening in Athens in June. You are wearing a loose sundress with a wrap just in case it gets cool later on. We walk from our hotel past sidewalk cafes where people sit dining outdoors or sipping drinks, along narrow streets with balconied buildings on either side, until we arrive at […]

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Greece — The Acropolis and Ancient Values

by admin November 5, 2011 Greek Philosophy

ATHENS, Greece — It’s summer, and every night in the Acropolis area, the great Parthenon — a symbol of absolute symmetry and pride for what the human mind is capable of — stands illuminated, while the pedestrian streets surrounding it fill with tourists. As I walked on a quiet street below the Acropolis, I met […]

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Establisher of Culture: Socrates

by admin October 5, 2011 Greek Philosophy

A man betrayed “Men, you should have seen Socrates when the troops escaped from Dilos. In that battle, I had better opportunity to admire him, as in that battle I was on a horse and wasn’t so much afraid. He was walking so calmly, watching our people and the enemies, and it was obvious to […]

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Greece’s Independence Day

by admin October 5, 2011 Greece Today

ATHENS, Greece — For 400 years starting in 1453, the land of Greece was dominated by Turkey. The loss of their freedom was no small thing for the Greeks and, over time, and despite many small cultural exchanges with their conquerors, the Greeks’ desire for freedom grew stronger. As the years passed, a band of […]

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As Long as Achaeans Shall Exist

by admin October 5, 2011 Greek Artists

How one artist gives new life to old Grecian objects “As long as there shall be Achaeans, there shall be one Helen of Troy even if her hand lies at one place and her neck somewhere else,” reads the book “Maria Nephele” by the famous Greek poet Odysseus Elytis. That is what artist Vassiliki Theodorakidi […]

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The Evolution of the Games from Ancient to Modern Times

by admin October 5, 2011 Greek Olympic Games

By Tsiakou Panagiota & Neli Magdalini Sfigopoulous In the beginning, Olympic athletes were considered the gods’ chosen ones. Their path was to follow the Olympic spirit in order to reach perfection. The Olympic spirit emphasized athletes’ learning through hardships during their training, and above all, the cultivation of ones moral character, virtue, and humility. Each […]

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The True Meaning of The Olympic Games, Part 1

by admin October 5, 2011 Greek Olympic Games

By Tsiakou Panagiota & Neli Magdalini Sfigopoulou According to Greek mythology, the first to compete for the Olympic games were gods, and then heroes, and finally humans. For the Ancient Greeks, every planet is represented by one character, one spirit, one god. The Olympic Games were started to honor Zeus, the king of the gods. […]

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Into the Labyrinth of the Minotaur

by admin October 5, 2011 Greek Mythology

Greek mythology tells us to face monsters By Panagiota Tsiakou & Neli Magdalini Sfingopoulou A labyrinth is a technical structure without symmetry, which aims to have the most possible narrow corridors and dead ends in order to slow down or not allow the searcher to find the center of it. The word “labyrinth” is Greek […]

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On Harmony and Virtue: Wise Men’s Sayings About Balance

by admin October 5, 2011 Greek Philosophy

Prophets and wise people throughout the centuries have touted the idea of balance—balance in relation with happiness, with beauty, and with reason. The word harmony comes from the Greek word armonia whose root is areti, meaning virtue. The two words don’t look the same at first sight, but the origin (aro) is contained in the […]

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