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PHOTO: You may be able to recognize Demis Roussos (right), but is the guy in the middle Vangelis? Yes, he is... On the left Loukas Sideras... The whole Greek "pop" lineage, starting with "Aphrodite's Child" has great importance to us...
BY EVAGGELOS VALLIANATOS FacebookTwitterRedditEmail Prince of the Lilies, fresco in the palace of Minoan Knossos, Crete, about 1,650 BCE. Wikipedia. Bronze has been an important metal for millennia. Some two thousand years of Greek history come under the Bronze Age, 3,100 – 1,000...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): This year, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, but in many ways, we missed some of the essential meanings of this great event.  Top among these essential meanings appears in the second...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Evagoras Pallikarides, a member of EOKA, was executed by hanging by the British colonial forces on February 26, 1959, at the age of 19. He is one of the most celebrated heroes of the anti-colonial,...
By Nick Stamatakis A rare historical document came to our attention recently, and it is certainly worth reading and commenting on. It is a 1952 letter by Archbishop Iakovos, then priest in the Cathedral of Boston (Annunciation of the Virgin...
EDITOR'S NOTE: When you read the unbelievable heroic acts of the Greek-American, James "Maggie" Megellas, a most distinguished member of the "Greatest Generation," you will shake your head with disappointment when you think that Karloutsos was awarded the Presidential...
By Paul Craig Roberts Mikhail Gorbachev was the first President of the Soviet Union and the last Soviet leader. He was the best of the younger generation of Communist Party members who understood, like US President Ronald Reagan, the futility...
Painting by Nikolaos Gyzis... EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): I was fifteen years old when I read this beautiful poem for the first time, "The Monogram," by Nobel Prize laureate Odysseas Elytis (biography here), and I have been trying since then,...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): I was not surprised that "political correctness" and the "culture wars" of our time have entered the world of the Classics.  But it is extremely painful for my generation, who graduated high school in Greece...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): You do not need to trace your roots in Crete, as yours truly does, to be proud of Domenicos Theotocopoulos or El Greco, one of the greatest painters of all time, born in the occupied...