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Yannis Ritsos: The Greatest Greek Poet of His Time

When Yannis Ritsos passed away on November 11, 1990, the world of poetry lost one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

Greek-American David Sedaris Makes Readers Laugh, Cry

Greek-American author David Sedaris, who reflects on difficult moments in his life with honesty and humor, has become one of the most beloved contemporary American humorists. Born in 1956 to an Anglo-American mother and Greek-American father, whose parents were immigrants...

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...

Nikolaos Tselementes: The “Father” of Greek Cookbooks

Every Greek household has a "tselemente" -- a "cookbook" that took its name after Nikolaos Tselementes, the famous chef.

Stolen 10th Century Gospel Returns to Greek Monastery from the US

A rare, handwritten gospel stolen from a Greek monastery is being returned by its latest owner, the Museum of the Bible in Washington. The artifact is believed to be one of the oldest handwritten gospels, written in Greek sometime between...

The Greek Orthodox Monastery Thriving in Catholic Italy

A Greek Orthodox monastery, founded more than one thousand years ago is thriving just south of Rome, Italy in the epicenter of Catholicism. 

The Fascinating Story of the Real-Life Alexis Zorbas

Alexis Zorbas in Zorba the Greek is one of the most memorable in all of film history, and the Nikos Kazantzakis book on which it is based is one of the best works of modern Greek literature. Yet, it is...

The Turbulent Life of Byzantine Empress Theodora

In Constantinople, circa 500 AD, a girl was born to a poor circus worker and his wife. That child, Theodora, would become an actress, a prostitute, a mistress, a  feminist, an empress of the civilized world, and eventually, a...

Cavafy: The Greek Poet Master at Saying a Lot with Very Little

Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis brought an international aura to modern Greek poetry, by being a master at saying a lot with very little.

New Book Unravels Mystery of Antikythera Mechanism

A new book titled "Antikythera Mechanism: The Story Behind the Genius of the Greek Computer and Its Demise" by Greek historian and ecopolitical theorist Evaggelos Vallianatos seeks to unravel the mystery of the world's first computer. In the book, Vallianatos...