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Exhibition Explores the Roman Emperor Who Loved Greek Culture

Greece and Italy are coming together to highlight the life of the Roman emperor Hadrian whose love for Athens and Greek culture left a huge historical legacy. The National Archaeological Museum, together with the Italian Archaeological School of Athens, is...

Orhan Pamuk to Receive Honorary Doctorate in Literature from University of Crete

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Literature Department of the University of Crete on May 4, 2018, the university said on Tuesday. The decision was made by the university's professors who wanted to honour...

Ancient Greek Can Help Children With Dyslexia

The systematic teaching of the ancient Greek language can help children with dyslexia, linguistics and psychology professors say. According to a theory of Harvard Classics Professor Eric Havelock (1903-1989), based on philosopher Plato's ideas, ancient Greek generates many abstract concepts...

Chefs Cook Up Ancient Greek Gastronomy in Corfu

A symposium which offered dishes inspired from the ancient Greek and particularly Ancient Phaekia (Corfu) gastronomy was held in the  people's garden at the Old Palace on Corfu. The dishes were prepared by the Corfu Chefs Club and...

Exposed: The Interior of the Athens Masonic Lodge [Pics]

The National Grand Lodge of Greece, at the corner of Acharnon and Sourmeli streets, in Athens was shrouded in a veil of secrecy. People could only imagine the Masonic secrets hidden within its walls until recently, when photographs of...

Weighing the Evidence: Is It 'Really' Aristotle's Tomb?

Archeaologist Kostantinos Sismanidis had a moment of revelation after 20 years of excavations at the site of ancient Stagira. Suddenly, it occurred to him that the structure he had excavated in 1996 could not be anything else but Aristotle's...

How Archaeologists Found the Tomb of Greek Philosopher Aristotle [video]

"I have no hard proof, but strong indications lead me to an almost certainty," said archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis who made the claim of finding Aristotle's tomb. In his extensive research, Sismanidis first established that the tomb belongs to an important...

Words vs. Debt: Save Greece By Using Greek Words [Video]

The Greek language, one of the oldest European languages, has an oral tradition of 4,000 years and a written tradition of 3,000 years. Naturally, with so much history, the Greek language has influenced so many others. Based on the...

World Conference on Aristotle to be Held in Thessaloniki May 23-28

The international congress entitled "Aristotle 2400 Years" will take place in Thessaloniki, Ancient Stageira and Ancient Mieza, May 23-28. The Aristotle University celebrates the anniversary of the great philosopher's birth with a conference where 25 important philosophy scholars and academics...

Greek Academic and Philosopher Konstantinos Despotopoulos Passes at 103

Prominent Greek academic, philosopher and politician Konstantinos Despotopoulos passed away on Sunday, one day before his 103rd birthday. Despotopoulos was born in Izmir on February 8, 1913.  After the Asia Minor Catastrophe in 1922, his family migrated to Athens. He studied...