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Speaking English Using Greek: Zolotas’ Historic Speech to World Bankers

Many Greeks recall the speeches in English — peppered with Greek-origin words and phrases — given by economist and politician Xenophon Zolotas in the late 1950s. Zolotas was director of the Bank of Greece when he appeared in front of...

Dionysios Solomos: The Greek Poet of Liberty

Dionysios Solomos, born on the island of Zakynthos in 1798, is rightly regarded as the National Poet of Greece for writing "Imnos eis tin Eleftherían," ("Hymn to Freedom"), the first two stanzas of which became the national anthem of...

Greek Among Sexiest Languages in the World, Study Finds

According to new research conducted by the e-learning platform Preply, Greek is the fifth-sexiest language after Russian, French, Portuguese, and Italian, which was rated the sexiest of all the world's languages. In the study, the heart rates of participants from...

Prof. John Kazazis of Aristotle University Dead by Suicide

Professor John Kazazis, the Head of the Center for Greek Language at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, has committed suicide by hanging at the age of 74. Kazazis' body was discovered on Tuesday in an office basement in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki....