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What Alexander the Great Really Looked Like

Dutch photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk has been shining a light on what iconic figures from history might have looked like in real life. His latest creation is Alexander the Great, the king of the ancient Greek kingdom...

Iris, the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow

Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also served as a messenger of the gods. Although now a little known member of the pantheon, Iris was a prominent figure in many ancient myths and is now even a character...

Euripides’ Medea and Her Terrible Revenge Against the Patriarchy

Euripides’ dismissal by some as a misogynist sits uncomfortably alongside his complex and sympathetic female characters. By Paul Salmond The Athenian poet Euripides was the last of the three great Greek tragedians, after Aeschylus and Sophocles -- and also the least successful. Greek tragedies were...

Kostas Karyotakis, the Brilliantly Evocative Modern Greek Poet

Kostas Y. Karyotakis, who was born in Tripolis in 1896 and died in Preveza in 1928, is one of the finest modern Greek poets of the 1920s. His poetry has been translated into over thirty languages and he is...

Stunning Photo of Greek “Masked” Seahorse Nominated for Major Award

Against a background of a pristine aquamarine sea, a seahorse floats along with a face mask caught in its tail. This arresting -- and disturbing -- image, captured by Greek photographer and diver Nikos Samaras, has now been nominated...

Remembering Boissonnas, Photographer of the Greek Land and People

Photographer François-Frédéric Boissonnas took some of the most beautiful images ever captured of Greece during his travels throughout the country. By Eugenia Russell This October is the 75 anniversary of the death of the great Swiss landscape photographer François-Frédéric Boissonnas (18 June...

Phryne: The Ancient Greek Courtesan Who Disrobed For Her Freedom

Phryne the Thespian was a notable ancient Greek hetaira, or courtesan, of Athens, who is remembered throughout the millennia for her dramatic trial which she won by baring her naked body. Her real name name was Mnesarete, but people referred...

Robert McCabe’s Vanishing Mykonos

Visitors to Mykonos will have the opportunity to travel back in time for free at outdoor public spaces of the island during September and October thanks to Robert McCabe. On display as visitors enter Chora from the old port as...

The Flowering of Athens in the Fifth Century B.C.

In Athens, the fifth century BC served as a period in which art, literature, and thought flourished, and it ultimately defines our image of Ancient Greece. by Patrick Garner In the 21st century much of what the world thinks of as...

French New Wave Star Jean-Paul Belmondo Has Passed Away

Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of French New Wave cinema, has passed away at the age of 88 in Paris on Monday. Belmondo, known for what the French deemed "ugly beauty," was most famous for his roles in Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking 1960...

“A Greek Island Nature Diary” is a Watercolor Trip Through Greece

"A Greek Island Nature Diary" is a watercolor trip through some of the country's most outstanding flora and fauna, with each flower and animal depicted lovingly by an artist who fell in head over heels in love with Greece...

National Hellenic Museum Reopens with Exhibition by Prince Nikolaos

The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, Illinois will reopen this fall on September 26th with a special photography exhibition titled "Resilience" by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark. The museum, the second oldest institution in America centered on Greek and...

The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many stories of Greek mythology the Persephone’s descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it, has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth. By Chris Mackie  The student of Greek mythology is...

Greek Wins 2nd Place in 2021 iPhone Photography Awards

Greek Iakovos Draculis has won second place in the Children category of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards. Held annually since 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards celebrate the best images taken on iPads and iPhones each year. The competition has multiple...

Inspiring Antetokounmpo Mural Adorns Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki street artist Elias Stylos, aka "Hayate," completed a 5 x 5 meter (16 X 16 foot) mural of Greek basketball phenomenon Giannis Antetokounmpo on the wall of a private company in the eastern part of the city, "to...