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EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis):  Yours truly is a known lover of oldies, as you may have already noticed... Today I came across "Piccolissima Serenata", sung by Renato Carosone (released 1957, music By Giovanni Ferrio and lyrics by Antonio Amurri)...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As you will read in another post today the revisionist so-called historians are quick to claim that "Know Thyself" is an ...African proverbial wisdom, blatantly ignoring well-documented classical Greek history, but they are hesitant to...
By Martine Diepenbroek (antigonejournal.com) When Pharnabazus was outraged by Lysander pillaging and wasting his territory, he sent men to Sparta to denounce him… The ephors were incensed, and when they found Thorax, one of Lysander’s friends and fellow-generals,...
By Nick Stamatakis One of the most interesting chapters of the wonderful story of Greek music and musicians in the New World is the 6-7 year period (mainly between 1966 and 1972) when Manos Hadjidakis lived in New York.  This...
Από τις 5 Απριλίου 1453 η Κωνσταντινούπολη, η βασιλίδα των πόλεων άρχισε να περιζώνεται από τα τουρκικά στίφη. Με χιλιάδες στρατιώτες και δεκάδες πυροβόλα ο Μωάμεθ Β’ ξεκίνησε την περιώνυμη πολιορκία. Παρά τις προσπάθειές του όμως η Πόλη άντεχε....
By Nick Stamatakis This is without a doubt the best way for us, Greek-Americans, to celebrate this year's Memorial Day! Yes, my friends, this is the introduction of MNIMI.ORG, a unique comprehensive website aiming at capturing the enormous contribution of...
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...