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As part of the Greek Community of Melbourne's Greek History and Culture seminars, freelance writer, poet and translator Dimitri Gonis will present a lecture next month focusing on the self-identification of Alexander the Great. Ancient sources on the Hellenism of ancient Macedonians are not always clear, ...
On this splendid journey, tourists will trace 5,000 years of Greek history while exploring the country's archaeological treasures. Walk the footsteps of Socrates on the Acropolis, examine artifacts of Athens' Golden Age at the famous Acropolis Museum, sail through the scenic Corinth canal, and enjoy all the ...

The parade's eternal subtext is electioneering. Nothing wrong with that. Mayor Tory was snapped with Peter Papas and Doug Ford greeted kids and parents. Down below, floats told Greek history and flags flapped in the wind. That four-legged fellow in the blue and white shirt was working up an appetite for ...
The Greek Army Band played “Famous Macedonia” several times, probably in light of the negotiations over the naming issue with Greece's Balkan neighbor FYROM and their attempts to usurp parts of Greek history, such as Alexander the Great. The Greek Armed Forces parade also was a show of military ...
She studied Latin, Greek, history, geography and German with her brother's help, but still faced numerous rejections from French universities despite the fact that no laws barred women's entry to academic circles. Studious and stubborn, she persisted in taking classes while working as a governess. In 1859 ...
In a message on the occasion of Greek Independence Day, being celebrated on Sunday, he said March 25, 1821 was the most important date in modern Greek history. “We derive courage and guidance from our ancestors as well as inspiration to answer the challenges of today and tomorrow,” he said in ...

ATHENS, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Visitors of the Aikaterini Laskarides Foundation Historical Library at Piraeus port are being offered a chance to take a dive into the history of Greece's richest ancient shipwreck. More than a century ago, sponge divers stumbled upon a remarkable discovery near the coasts of ...
They dressed in costumes of the time, battled on the school playground, tried on armour that would have been worn in those days and learned about Greek myths. Activities were led by Hands on History, an organisation dedicated to bringing history to life in the most entertaining and realistic way possible.
Sixth truth: Having accepted the bourgeois inspired “police conception” of Greek history, the Greek left nevertheless put forward its own “left version” of it by inventing the theory that the Greek nation is supposedly a sworn enemy of imperialism, which in turn, obviously, does everything possible to punish the ...
Ashey said he was always interested in history studying European and Greek history as a young boy, but at the age of 7 or 8 his uncle gave him a Dartmouth College notebook that had Dartmouth's Native American mascot on it. The image immediately piqued his interest, and Ashey said he began studying ...
Onboard, guests can discover ancient Greek history and culture through Greek dancing, cooking lessons or kicking back with live shows. One performance included a bouzouki band presenting a melodic journey through Greece. I made sure I made time for a spa treatment, to visit the pool and to line up to ...
First, let's be clear: “Macedonia” has been an integral part of Greece and Greek history for thousands of years. Further, let AHEPA be even more clear to dispel misinformation: AHEPA respects and encourages freedom of speech and people's rights to gather and demonstrate peacefully. AHEPA will be at ...
Analysts say it is the first time in modern Greek history that representatives of the Church were not present at a swearing-in ceremony. Yiannis Dragasakis, who remains vice president of the government, was sworn in as economy and development minister. Dimitris Vitsas, who takes over at the migration ...
Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the city of Veria was the second most-important town, after Aigai, in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most-important city of the Byzantine empire, from the 11th to the 14th centuries, right after Constantinople and Thessaloniki. Vedia (Courtesy of Pame taxidi) ...
The Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians, including two ex-prime ministers, over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis. Under Greek law, only parliament can investigate its own members and lift their immunity. The vote followed a ...
Macedonia and Greece have been at odds for a quarter-century over the name Macedonia, but are intensifying negotiations to resolve the issue. Greece argues the name implies territorial claims on its own province of Macedonia, and is angered by what it sees as the usurpation of ancient Greek history.
Wearing masks and gloves, specialised staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek history. From January until April, the National Library of Greece is moving root and branch, out of its ...

In 1833, when Galanos passed away, the first history of Greece appeared in an Indian language. Written by Khettro Mohun Mookerjea, the Bengali book titled, 'Greek Desher Itihas' was published by Calcutta School-Book Society. It was a translation of Oliver Goldsmith's History of Greece (1809).
It is also historically symbolic as an integral part of ancient Greek history and civilisation and consequently the use of the name Macedonia to designate another state is regarded by Greeks as an appropriation of Greek history by that state, quite apart from the fact that the ancient kingdom of Macedon was ...
The Trump White House isn't known as a hot spot for Ivy League intellectuals. But last month, a Harvard academic slipped into the White House complex for an unusual meeting. Graham Allison, an avuncular foreign policy thinker who served under Reagan and Clinton, was paying a visit to the National ...
The USNS Carson City, a Spearhead class fast transport ship, arrived in the port of the Greek island of Syros on March 16 for a scheduled port visit. According to the ship's press release, the visit was to “to enhance U.S.-Greece relations as the two nations work together for a stable and secure European ...
Ancient Greek history is conventionally broken down into three periods: Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic. However, the language used to describe them highlights an oversight made by generations of historians. By dubbing one period of history as “Classical,” scholars imply that the other two periods are ...
... the name Macedonia, but are intensifying negotiations to resolve the issue. Workers also removed a motorway sign saying - "Alexander the Great". Greece argues the name implies territorial claims on its own province of Macedonia and is angered by what it sees as snatching of ancient Greek history.
Thousands of Greek Australians of all ages rallied yesterday in the heart of Melbourne chanting “Hellas-Hellas-Macedonia,” and waving their Greek flags. The 'Macedonia is Greece' rally was held outside the Greek Consulate the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria with the support of ...
... and legacies is the donation of his books, pamphlets and periodicals collection to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections of York University Libraries and the Greek Canadian History Project,” said Professor Sakis Gekas, who is the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History.
Wearing masks and gloves, specialised staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek history. From January until April, the National Library of Greece is moving root and branch, out of its ...
Greek history has it that he used to walk around during daylight hours carrying a lantern. When asked why, he would tell people he was just looking for an honest man. History has it that he couldn't find any. Well, if this bill comes to pass and be signed into law, I may have to agree with Diogenes, at least ...
“No one can steal Greek history and culture,” he said, adding that the Victoria government will always support Greece in its dispute against FYROM. President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Bill Papastergiadis said it's the duty of the Greeks of the diaspora to make their voice heard. “We are fighting ...
Thousands of Greek Australians of all ages rallied yesterday in the heart of Melbourne chanting “Hellas-Hellas-Macedonia,” and waving their Greek flags. The 'Macedonia is Greece' rally was held outside the Greek Consulate the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria with the support of ...
... the name Macedonia, but are intensifying negotiations to resolve the issue. Workers also removed a motorway sign saying - "Alexander the Great". Greece argues the name implies territorial claims on its own province of Macedonia and is angered by what it sees as snatching of ancient Greek history.
The Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians, including two ex-prime ministers, over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis. Under Greek law, only parliament can investigate its own members and lift their immunity. The vote followed a ...
Liveris pointed to the background of the name as a second problem, and said it refers to Greek history. “Greece claims that since there is a continuity of history from the ancient times and the conquerors of that time, for them to continuously live there all the time, it would be a pity,” Liveris said. According to an ...
ATHENS: Wearing masks and gloves, specialised staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek history. From Jan until April, the National Library of Greece is moving root and branch, out of its ...
Wearing masks and gloves, specialised staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek history. From January until April, the National Library of Greece is moving root and branch, out of its ...
In 1833, when Galanos passed away, the first history of Greece appeared in an Indian language. Written by Khettro Mohun Mookerjea, the Bengali book titled, 'Greek Desher Itihas' was published by Calcutta School-Book Society. It was a translation of Oliver Goldsmith's History of Greece (1809).
It is also historically symbolic as an integral part of ancient Greek history and civilisation and consequently the use of the name Macedonia to designate another state is regarded by Greeks as an appropriation of Greek history by that state, quite apart from the fact that the ancient kingdom of Macedon was ...
Test categories are: Greek History, Literature & Life; Greek Derivatives & Vocabulary; Mythology; Pentathlon; Roman Private Life; Latin Vocabulary; Latin Grammar; Latin Derivatives; Latin Literature; Mottoes; Reading Comprehension; and Roman History. Senior Zoe Kane was at the top of her game, ...
This was seen as a departure from the government's rhetoric the day before, when it described the case as one of the greatest scandals in modern Greek history. The case file was submitted to Parliament by the Supreme Court prosecutor on Tuesday. It names 10 high-ranking politicians who allegedly ...
... one end of New York City to another while being chased by rival gangs — that has held a special place in moviegoers' hearts. Hill's inspiration, he said in a 2007 interview with The Chronicle, “came from Greek history: the story of Xenophon and the march of 10,000 (mercenary soldiers) to the Black Sea.” ...
As a matter of fact, the university actually is home to no less than five alpha chapters, thereby richly deserving the moniker “Mother of Fraternities” as an homage to its 175-year Greek history. Across our nation on so many campuses, fraternities will tell you they adhere to the same five principles of the Greek ...
This success is attributed to a series of initiatives adopted by the state-owned museum's management over the past couple of years to attract a wider audience to what is one of the world's most important treasurers of ancient Greek history and culture. The success of this new push became apparent in the ...
Many Greeks say allowing the neighboring country to use the name insults Greek history and implies a claim on Greek territory. Greece has blocked Macedonian efforts to join the European Union and NATO because of the name dispute. The United Nations has been struggling to negotiate a settlement for ...
Over 800 exhibits on display for the first time, including rare documents, old advertisements, photos and audiovisual footage, present the history of Greece's industrial development from the 19th century to the de-industrialization of the 1980s. The exhibition highlights eight most significant industries, ...
The sound of fighting could be heard from above ground — the dull echoes of boxing gloves as they make contact with skin, the thunder clap of shins as they struck Thai pads, and the cries of intensity as bodies collided during sparring sessions. Their passion was palpable, raising the temperature within ...
They say allowing the neighboring country to use the name Macedonia insults Greek history and implies a claim on Greek territory. Sunday's march was largely peaceful. But police quickly intervened when scuffles broke out between far-right extremists and anarchists who held up banners denouncing ...
Author Unfolds More Than 200 Years of Modern Greek History in New Book An Australia-based writer has released his debut book, which follows the story of the Kapelis clan - an ordinary family of Greek hatmakers - and their extraordinary perspective on European history spanning from the late 1700s to ...
Interest is growing in a cutting-edge analysis of US-China tensions by a veteran American analyst, which uses the 5th century BC conflict between Athens and Sparta to warn about the 21st-century rivalry between Washington and Beijing. Ancient Greek general and historian Thucydides. French daily Le ...
For 27 years, Athens has accused Macedonia of monopolizing its symbols and heroic personalities, such as the symbol of Vergina Sun on the flag or Alexander the Great from ancient Greek history. The disputes date back to World War II, but have mostly been an ongoing bilateral issue after Yugoslavia's ...
This aircraft has special features with references to ancient Greek history that distinguish it from 747s owned by other carriers. Its cabin is divided into “zones”, each of which has a name from parts of Acropolis in Athens. For example, Zone A was called “Propylaea”, Zone B “Erechthion” and Zone C ...
Greece's foreign minister says an acrimonious dispute over what neighboring Macedonia calls itself can be solved this year, after festering for more than two decades. Minister Nikos Kotzias says Greece is seeking a deal on a "composite" name with universal application for the tiny country that gained ...


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