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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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

The Fascinating Story of the Real-Life Alexis Zorbas

The Alexis Zorbas character 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 pieces of modern Greek literature. Yet...

The Greek Monastery Thriving in the Epicenter of Catholicism in Italy

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

Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris Listed in Who’s Who in Greece 2021

Constantine Passaris, a Greek-Canadian economics professor at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton is included in the prestigious inaugural edition of "Who's Who in Greece 2020" for his long and distinguished service to his home country. Who's Who in...