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Love Like a Greek: The Six Types of Love

What is love? Surely there is no single answer to this question and this is why the Ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love. Knowing them can change your life. By Roman Krznaric Looking for an antidote to modern culture's...

The Legacy of Vassilis Tsitsanis in Greek Music

When Vassilis Tsitsanis passed away on January 18, 1984, on his 69th birthday, music historians and experts knew that there will never be another Tsitsanis and all popular Greek music from then on would derive from his legacy alone. Tsitsanis'...

Statue of Woman Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Perge

An ancient statue was unearthed on Monday in the Turkish province of Antalya, near the ancient Greek city of Perge. Believed to have been made around the year 300 AD, during the time of the Roman Empire, the exquisite piece...

Greece’s Celebrated Painter Alekos Fassianos Dies at 86

Greece's celebrated painter Alekos Fassianos died on Sunday in Athens. He was 86. Influenced by abstract art, Fassianos adopted a personal anthropocentric style and was given awards by the French and Russian governments. Born on December 16, 1935, Fassianos studied violin...

The Story Behind Maya Angelou’s Greek Last Name

Famous African American poet and author Maya Angelou, who recently became the first black woman to appear on a US coin, has a distinctly Greek last name. A US quarter featuring an image of Angelou went into circulation this week...

Ancient Greek Lion from Port of Piraeus Now Adorns Venice’s Arsenal

The story of the Ancient Greek Piraeus Lion, which is now in Venice, is one of several which are part of Greece's long history of ancient sculpted masterpieces -- and their subsequent looting, which has meant that many of...

Global Center of Pontian Hellenism Unveiled in Athens

The global center for Pontian Hellenism to be built at the Hellinikon former airport was unveiled at an event in Athens on Tuesday. The center will become a place that keeps alive the customs and traditions of the Pontians who...

Varvakios: The Grand Food Market of Athens

The Varvakios central market in Athens, located at Athinas Street, which connects Monastiraki to Omonia, is a monument to Greek produce, where every possible food under the sun is bought and sold in front of your very eyes. Varvakios is a...

Will Handwriting Be Lost Forever As We Write Less in Cursive?

Cursive handwriting -- the flowing, graceful script that was the hallmark of the written word for millennia, until the advent of the printing press -- is clearly threatened now around the globe. With computers and screens of all kinds now...

The Story of Cheesecake Starts in Ancient Greece

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

Toddler Dresses As Queen Elizabeth II, Receives Royal Mail

Two-year-old Jalayne Sutherland donned Queen Elizabeth II's iconic powder blue dress and pearls this past Halloween, with her two pet corgis by her side-- just like the Queen herself. Sutherland first got the idea for the costume after watching her...

Ten Greek Souvenirs to Take Home from Athens, Greece

Many -- or let's face it, all -- people who visit Greece want to take home a little piece of this spectacular country with them in the form of souvenirs when they leave. With so very many items to choose...

Thorikos, Oldest Known Theater in the World Lies Abandoned in Greece

Thorikos, north of the ancient mining town of Lavrio, is an an archaeological site where the oldest known theater in existence still stands.

What is the National Dish of Greece?

The country known for its delicious cuisine simply could not choose one dish to represent it.

Socrates, the Founder of Western Philosophy

Socrates is the most important exponent of Western philosophy, his ideas forming a continuum from Ancient Greece to today's Western thought