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What if the Greeks Hadn’t Said “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

"Oxi Day," on October 28, is a Greek national holiday; but it's establishment as such is not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of...

The Fascinating 3,000-Year-Old Story of Greece’s Presence in Britain

The story of Greek presence on the island of Great Britain, the country we know today as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a tale of trading, entrepreneurship, religion, royalty and war. It is a fascinating...

Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence

The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman...

Ancient Greek History Video Games Now Part of College Curricula

Taking advantage of our screen-based lives in modern times, college professors are now using history-based video games in university classrooms around the country, instilling a love and appreciation for history in their students. Exploring the realities as portrayed in these...

What Starving Greeks Ate During the Nazi Occupation

It is a lingering nightmare for the few remaining survivors: memories of the suffering, starvation, and widespread death during the time of the Nazi occupation of Greece, between April 1941 and October 1944. As German forces marched into Athens in...

How Ancient Greeks Shaped the Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient Greek and Roman dominance of the entire Western world. In its modern form, with its many...

The Astounding Story of Alexander the Great

Alexander III, the "Basileus of Macedon", the "Hegemon of the Hellenic League", the "Shahanshah" of Persia, the "Pharaoh" of Egypt and the "Lord of Asia" -- better known as Alexander the Great -- was one of the most significant...

The Greek Jeweler that Created the Bulgari Fashion Empire

Bulgari, also known as BVLGARI within fashion circles, is an iconic luxury brand thanks to its high quality jewelry, watches, and accessories

What the Ottoman Empire Teaches Us About Social Consequences of Climate Change

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates Chios Massacre

The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the Eastern Aegean island of Chios on Sunday to commemorate the Chios massacre.