Culture

The Day When Greeks Defied the Nazis to Attend Great Poet Palamas’ Funeral

On a day like this on February 28 1943, Athens was mourning one of the nation's greatest poets: Kostis Palamas had died the day before.

Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist?

Greek philosopher Diogenes could have been the first anarchist, or the first satirist, or the first naturalist -- depending on the reader's point of view.

Greek Sitcom Captivates Diaspora in Germany

A Greek sitcom called ''Familie Foukara'' that was created by Greek actors and actresses who live in Germany has a new TV series airing on Youtube. 

Bringing Folk Music from Rhodes into the Modern Age

Nikos Tzellos, a young musician from Rhodes, has made it his mission to revive the folk music of his island for the modern era.

World Greek Language Day Celebrated Around the Globe

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with religious leaders and students of the Greek language, praised the mother tongue of the Greek people on Tuesday, the commemoration of World Greek Language Day. "Greek is the language of Homer and Aristotle,"...

On the Trail of Rigas Feraios, Protomartyr of Greek Independence

Like so many Greek kids in the Diaspora, I attended Greek School for a while. The March 25th Celebration always entailed a few kids in Foustanellas and Amalias, and the obligatory poem. On the short list was always the "Thourios...

The Greek Language is Not Dying; It’s Merely Changing

Is the Greek language, one of the most ancient and rich languages in the history of mankind, dying due to an avalanche of foreign words being introduced to the everyday vocabulary of native speakers? Words such as "rapid tests", "click-away...

Legendary Greek-American Author Harry Mark Petrakis Passes Away

Harry Mark Petrakis, one of the Greek-American community’s greatest and most beloved authors, passed away at the age of 97 on Feb. 2 at his longtime home near Chesterton, Indiana. He was best known for depicting the life of Greek-American...

Familie Foukara: The Greek Diaspora of Germany Creates New TV Series

''Familie Foukara'' is the title of a new TV series airing on Youtube that was created by Greek actors and actresses who live in Germany. The ''Greek Theater Art'' created this mini-series with the valuable assistance of Bessy Malfa, one...

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking New Research

The Minoan language known as "Linear A" may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet, which can be used to uncover previously-hidden links to the much-better understood Linear B language, which developed later in the prehistoric period. The...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who is renowned around the world, is credited for writing the most beautiful music on the Holocaust. The "Mauthausen Trilogy," also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen" is a cycle of four arias with lyrics...

Greece to Turn Former Royal Palace into Museum, Luxury Hotel

the grounds of Greece's former royal palace, the Tatoi, will undergo a massive transformation soon. Greece is hoping to convert the stunning estate, which has been left abandoned for the past 50 years, into a hub of culture, history,...

Alexis Georgoulis: Greek Star Turned MEP Fights for Culture and Arts in Europe

Alexis Georgoulis, the popular Greek actor turned politician, is at the forefront of efforts as a member of the European Parliament to promote common EU approaches to culture and heritage. The former star in the television series “The Durrells,” who...

Grand Club of Kavala Reopens After Extensive Renovations

The Grand Club of Kavala, in the historic city located on the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, has reopened after extensive renovation and restoration which lasted for a total of nine years. Often called a jewel of neoclassical architecture,...

United States and Turkey Sign Cultural Property Agreement

The United States and Turkey signed a "Cultural Property Agreement" on Tuesday which ostensibly calls for the protection of cultural property in Turkey but has set off alarm bells in the academic community, with many fearing that it paves...