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Why Did Ancient Greeks Recline to Eat and Drink?

Surviving images on countless works of art, including pottery, frescoes, wine cups, and sculptures, frequently depict ancient Greeks reclining on one side to eat and drink at a symposium. The habit of reclining to dine in ancient Greece began at...

Finding Your Soulmate, the Ancient Greek Way

By Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy, Maryland Institute College of Art In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in Plato’s Symposium. Not only did early humans have both sets of...

Special Greek-Canadian Meeting Talks 21st-Century Migration

Migration in the 21st century will be the topic of discussion at a special symposium to take place on Saturday in Toronto. The Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO), under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in...

Cyprus Hosts Mediterranean Archaeology Seminar

The Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation will host an international symposium in Nicosia to discuss  the protection of cultural and archaeological heritage of the Mediterranean region. The main purpose is to present,evaluate and review the effectiveness of the existing legislation for...

European Ombudsman Diamandouros Chairs Symposium in Istanbul

European Ombudsman Prof. Nikiforos Diamandouros chaired a symposium held in Istanbul on Friday, January 27. The topics for discussion included the experiences of the EU countries and the plan to establish the Ombudsman institution in Turkey. The symposium was also...