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News from Greece about the Parthenon Posted by on May 10, 2019

A traveler cannot leave Athens without visiting its landmark, the Parthenon. In this post there is a brief presentation of the news about the Parthenon, information on a famous mythic battle depicted on parts of the Parthenon and a list of words related to monuments.   The Greek Archaeological Council decided to restore the inner-chamber…

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Music vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

At the moment, Greece is sliding into one of the most serious humanitarian crisis, in its modern history. For some of us who are incurable dreamers, the only antidote is art. In ancient Greek mythology, the god Apollo (Απόλλων) was the leader of the Nine Muses (Εννέα Μούσες) who were nymphs associated to arts: Ερατώ (Erato)…

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A love letter to olive oil Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

Dear olive oil,   You are the best-known product of Greece and a basic component of the Mediterranean diet. Scientists relate you to good health,  big eaters to pleasure and cosmetologists to beauty. For me you are the indispensable ornament of my favorite comfort food, which is greens with feta cheese, and of my…

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