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Greek Filmmaker to Shoot Independence Epic in Amfissa

The Delphi region -- home to some of Greece's most outstanding archeological sites -- will play host to a new movie about the country's 19th-century independence struggle. Director Vasilis Tsikaras' new movie Siege is to begin shooting in Amfissa in April...

The Heroines of the Greek War of Independence

The role that Greek women played in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire is not to be overlooked, as they helped shape the discourse of Greece's plight for freedom from the Ottoman Empire. Several women stand out as...

This Greek Independence Video Reenactment Will Give You Chills

Kalamata was the first city to be liberated as the Greeks rose in the Greek War of Independence. On 23 March 1821, it was taken over by the Greek revolutionary forces under the command of generals Theodoros Kolokotronis, Petros...

Death of the (4th) Estate

Anyone reading coverage of last week’s Greek independence celebration at the White House cannot be faulted for thinking Greece is anything but a country on the brink. Breathless Twitter pics of cool kid John Stamos and celebrity FinMin Varoufakis...

The 10+1 Most Important Figures of Greek Independence

The Greek Revolution of 1821 was Greece's epic struggle for independence. Greek people had been enslaved for many centuries and the revolution was one of the most significant historic events in modern Greek history. The national regeneration struggle was long, unfair,...

The Great Powers Were Afraid of the 1821 Greek Revolution

The Great Powers of Europe are currently stressing over the shift in Greek negotiations or a possible Grexit that will have negative results for all parties involved. However, this is not the first time that Greece has been the reason...