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By Nick Stamatakis The direct connection between ecclesiastical Byzantine music and Greek folk literature and music has been analyzed in-depth by many.  Even more interesting is the endless inspiration it provided for modern artistic performances. If there is one day...
By Nick Stamatakis A few days ago I took in my hands the latest poetry collection by Sevasti (Sevi) Boutos, a daring endeavor on her part, as it is written in English.  To those of us who have deeply experienced...
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a wonderfully written piece putting the Philhellenic movement that helped the Greek Revolution in perspective... I would keep the last paragraph for its originality:  Greece became the first European nation-state forged in the values articulated...
ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΗ ΣΥΝΤΑΞΗΣ (Νίκος Σταματάκης): Είναι μεγάλη τιμή και χαρά για το Helleniscope να ανακοινώσει την έκδοση του βιβλίου της ποιήτριας Σεβαστής Μπούρα - Boutos «Aegina Collectible Memorabilia: Personal reflection of life on an island of Greece». Πρόκειται για ένα...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Our readers have noticed our efforts to dig out some hidden jewels of the wonderful - and very productive worldwide - magic time of the 1960s.  We have been exploring the encounter of modern Greek...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As we move into Lent and we come closer to our Byzantine Music in church, many of us wonder about the origins of this music.  The Seikilos Epitaph is the oldest surviving musical composition and...
PHOTO/painting: Hypatia by Julius Kronberg 1889 EDITOR'S NOTE: This wonderful prose brings us back to 415 AD in the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt, and reminds us of the heinous crimes extremist religious bigots and also extremist ideological bigots can...
EDITOR'S NOTE: A very proud moment for all of us sharing the Greek heritage, as a team of UCL scientists has fully unlocked the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism.  The video in the middle of this post is completely...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): We have noted many times that the role the Patriarchate plays in American foreign policy started with the election of Patriarch Athenagoras in 1949.  In this vivid analysis - it reads more like a novel...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Our "Tribute To Love - Αφιέρωμα στην Αγάπη" last year was received with great comments from all of you... This year Helleniscope will take you on a worldwide trip through a "bouqet" of great love...