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Greek Poet Odysseas Elytis Depicts Struggle for Freedom

Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis is regarded as one of Greece’s major poets and a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and worldwide. In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and most of his works have been translated...

The Most Famous Greek Person that Ever Lived

Who is the most famous Greek ever? This the perennial question that often occurs among Greeks, philhellenes and historians. Of course there is no one answer to this question. There are many famous Greeks who lived in the past 2,500...

Greek Student Invents Online Braille Transcription System

  A brilliant young Greek postgraduate student Apostolos Garoufos, and his professor, Telemachus Goudas, have created a new, revolutionary software for the blind. Named "MinaDot", the application may soon be available for free online everywhere in the world. Speaking with the...

'Modern Greek Classics' Travel to Alonnisos

Two translators of Irish origin and a Greek publisher presented a series of translations of modern Greek literature on the beautiful Alonnisos island. The Aiora publishing house is a labor of love for Aris Laskaratos, former interpreter in the European...

Mikis Theodorakis’ ‘Axion Esti’ Performed in Australia for the First Time

The works of composer Mikis Theodorakis and Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis will be celebrated on April 17 as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney. This stunning collaboration features international vocalist Vasilis Lekkas, celebrated Greek-Australian conductor George Ellis, the...

Greek Govt Says 'Yes' to International Greek Language Day

The Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad unanimously voted to ask the Ministries of Education and Culture to initiate immediate procedures for issuing a Presidential Decree to establish an International Greek Language and Greek Culture Day, upon the recommendation...

Famous Greeks From the World of Arts

Greece is undoubtedly a country with rich cultural background. Many Greeks involved in the world of arts have made a name for themselves abroad. In cinema, perhaps the most acclaimed director known in Greece as well as abroad is Theodoros...

Golden Dawn, Suleiman Head Wikipedia's Greek Hits

Based on data collected from an international survey carried out to provide details related to Wikipedia’s most visited entries (the most popular free Internet encyclopedia worldwide), the second most popular wiki of the year 2012 visited by Greeks is...

30th Greek Festival of Sydney To Honor Poet Odysseas Elytis

Nobel prize-winning poet will be honored in a presentation by Dr. Anthony Dracopoulos, titled "Odysseas Elytis: The Language of Poetry and the Sanctity of Light," in the framework of the 30th Greek Festival of Sydney. Odysseas Elytis' 40 year poetry career...

Award-Winning Greek Poetry Added to Anti-Austerity Arsenal

"If you cannot find springtime, you invent it." Silent until now, Greece's poets on Wednesday added their voice to protests against austerity measures imposed on the country in return for EU-IMF loans. Some 1,000 self-styled "children of Homer", the epic...