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International Day for the Greek Language Celebrated in Naples, Italy

A literary marathon, concert, discussions and a theatrical play, were several of the activities included in the program of the first International Day for the Greek Language and Civilization, which was celebrated in Naples, Italy. During the literary marathon, which...

German Newspaper Depicts Socrates Holding His Head Over Greek Crisis

German newspaper Bild has photoshopped a statue of Socrates holding his head in despair as Greece enters a new crisis similar to the one last spring that brought the country close to a Grexit. "The Alexis Tsipras government is depending...

British Author Calls on EU Leaders to Learn from Socrates When Dealing with Greece

British author, historian and television broadcaster Bettany Hughes calls on European Union leaders to learn from Socrates when dealing with Greece and its economic woes. "Europe’s leaders need to sit down with Socrates for a night; a life unexamined is...

Ancient Greek Sites Desecrated By Football Fans' Graffiti

Unknown perpetrators spray-painted football slogans on the remains of the famous Athenian "Long Walls," inspired originally by Athenian politician and general Themistocles and built after Xerxes' invasion of Greece (480-479) in order to connect Athens to its ports at Piraeus and...

Woody Allen: It's a Pity we Read About Greek Crisis and not Plato or Socrates

"Instead of Plato and Socrates, we read about Greece's economic disaster," said top American director Woody Allen while in Cannes to promote his new film "Irrational Man." "It is horrible. Every day I open the paper and read about Greece's disaster....

Greece's Biggest Brain Drain Since the Time of Socrates

Greece is losing its priceless human capital as the economic crisis continues, which is leading to the biggest brain drain in history since the time of Socrates, according to a Market Watch report. The country's brightest workforce is leaving to...

Six Greeks in Top 10 of Historical Personalities

What are the names that are mentioned more often than any other names in human history? That was one of the questions examined in an extensive study conducted by Pantheon, the new media lab of the Massachusetts Institute of...

Socrates Retried and Acquitted in Australia

The Hellenic Museum of Melbourne “resurrected” Socrates for a retrial. Almost 2,400 years after the famous Greek philosopher was sentenced to death by poison, he was once again put to trial in Australia, in the presence of some of...

MELS Makes Cuts on School Grants

The Greek-speaking primary schools “Socrates-Demosthenes” of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal (HCGM) will be facing problems after the Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport in Québec (MELS) decided to gradually reduce the grants for the transportation of students to and...

Ancient Greece’s First Detective Returns

Gary Corby is an esteemed Australian author whose series of four books about ancient Greece has become a great hit. In the latest installment of the series, “The Marathon Conspiracy,” protagonist Nicolaos, ancient Greece’s first detective, is faced with...