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Couple Used Ancient Roman Artifact as Coffee Table for Nearly 50 Years

A couple in New York has been using a priceless ancient Roman artifact as a coffee table for nearly 50 years. The incredible story of the 2,000-year-old "coffee table," which dates back to the time of the emperor Caligula, was...

Platonic Love: The Concept of the Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture -- and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love...

Work of Greek-American Photographer Joanna Kalafatis Showing in NYC

Greek-American writer and photographer Joanna Kalafatis' work will be on display at the Mosaic Artspace in New York City from November 19 until December 31, 2021. Kalafatis is based in Los Angeles, California, but has lived all over the world,...

US Band “Manowar” Recruits Greek Actors for Odyssey-Themed Song

As part of a press conference before the Release Athens Festival, the founder and bassist for the band "Manowar," Joey DeMaio, announced an epic collaboration between the band and the Greek father-and-son acting duo Costas and Konstantinos Kazakos for...

Kostis Palamas: The Great Poet of Hellenism

Kostis Palamas was not only one of the major Greek poets of modern times; he was also one of the most inspiring figures of Hellenism, as his poems became anthems of the newly-independent Greek state. Born in Patras on January...

Award-Winning Greek Teen Poet Releases Poetry Compilation

Greek teen poet Dimosthenis-Dimitrios Despotidis, who won an international poetry competition last year, recently released a compilation of his poetry called "Searching for My Footsteps." The compilation, which is available in both Greek and English, includes 46 poems from the...

Eleni Boukoura-Altamoura, the First Great Female Greek Painter

The artist Eleni Boukoura-Altamoura is widely known as the first great female Greek painter -- although there were likely many talented Greek women artists throughout history who were not recognized. Boukoura-Altamoura's incredible talent and tragic life inspired her works, which...

Giorgio de Chirico, Italian Artist From Greece Who Made Metaphysical Art

Giorgio de Chirico is considered one of the foremost surrealist painters of the 20th century. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

The Life and Work of Greek Surrealist Nikos Engonopoulos

Greek surrealist painter and poet Nikos Engonopoulos is one of the most well-known modern Greek painters internationally. He was an important figure in the Generation of the 1930s, a prominent group of artists and thinkers in Greece. This group was fascinated...

Banksy’s Self-Shredding Artwork Sells for $25.4 Million

Famed anonymous street artist Banksy has sold a self-destructing artwork for $25.4 million on Thursday. The piece is well known for shredding itself into pieces immediately after being sold for $1.4 million at an auction three years ago. The...

Guide to the Classics: Sappho, a Poet in Fragments

Sappho sang of desire, passion, and love – mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.  By Marguerite Johnson For those...

Roman-era Marble Head Found in Sea off Preveza, Greece

An exquisite sculpture of a head made of Pentelic marble was discovered in the sea off Preveza, in Epirus, western Greece, this week. The Greek Ministry of the Interior announced on Tuesday that the Roman-era head of a sculpture had...