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Forthcoming in 2014

Introduction to
Hellenic Genealogy

by Mary Papoutsy--a comprehensive guide to
researching Greek ancestry

Current & Recent

Wheat of Life: Remembering Lost Loved Ones--by Mary Papoutsy

Easing Your Path to Greek Citizenship--by Greek Attorney Christos Iliopoulos

Mary Papoutsy to Speak at Annual CANE Meeting 2014: "An Overview of Archaeological Sites on Lesbos"

British Writer and Actor
Stephen Fry Speaks about the
Return of the Elgin Marbles to
the Parthenon

Professor Ewen Bowie of Oxford University Speaks at the University of New Hampshire

Classical Association of the Atlantic States Awards Ovatio to Dr. Paul Properzio

How Do You Measure a Successful Leader?

What to Do to Inherit in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Interview with Chef Nikolaos Stavrakakis of Meli Restaurant--by Markos Papadatos

A One-Day Adventure in Mytilene--by Catherine Tsounis

Researchers of Hellenic Ancestors: Beware Western Genealogists Bearing Names--by Mary Papoutsy

Viewpoint: The Thyranixis of Two Eastern Long Island Churches--by Catherine Tsounis

Consul-General Kanara Launches New Initiative: Local Consular Services

The 250,000-Euro Greek Residence Permit--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Thinking of Buying Property in Greece? How It's Done--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

90 Years Since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. A Review of Christos Papoutsy's Ships of Mercy--by Dino Siotis [in Greek]

Free lectures on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Now Being Scheduled

Where Did The Fifteen Trillion Dollars Go? (Originally posted 2002; updated 2009)

Releases from

New Book Authored by Papoutsy: Everything for the Children. . . At the Expense of Whom?

Hellenic Society Paideia of Maine to Offer Greek Classes for All Levels Adult Learners with Nationally Recognized Instructor Eleni Ntrivalas

Cypreco to Show Documentary Film on Cypriot Lace-Making

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios Interviewed for "Discovering Orthodox Christianity" Series of Greek Orthodox Telecommunications

Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Arts & Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross to Host Renowned Byzantine Choirs and Scholars in First Annual Boston Byzantine Music Festival

37th World Congress on Dance Research, Athens 2014

Panepirotic Federation Elects Author Nicholas Gage President (660K doc download)

Dr. Paul Properzio Appointed to APA Editorial Board of Amphora Journal

Friends of Greek Teenager Mirto Join Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England to Raise Funds to Help Assault Victim

IOCC Reaches Out to Philippines Typhoon: Survivors in Hardest Hit Areas

Loose Weather, a Collection of Poetry by Robert Herschbach, Receives 2013 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize Awarded by Washington Writers' Publishing House

University of New Hampshire Announces 15th Anniversary Celebration of the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series October 23-25, 2013. View and download flyer (PDF).

Dance of Zalongo History Revealed in New Book by Christos Papoutsy. Click here for small JPEG flyer (110KB--set printer to "landscape" format). For full-size flyer (PDF 5.3MB), click here.

Click Here to Browse a Collection of Downloadable Greek Recordings of 78-Records from the 40s, 50s, & 60s

The Root Cause of the Corrupt Stock Market and Flow of Capital. The Invisible Hand [doc file]

Upcoming Events

We're streamlining our site as we
approach our 15th anniversary date.
Events will
now be listed only
here on the Home page, a change
designed to enhance efficiency
for site visitors.

23rd Annual Hermes Expo. Premier venue for Greek trade. Info at 3-6 April 2014.

Ahepans & Daughters of Penelope "Yankee" District 7 to Host "A Night at the Races" Mountain Laurel Derby. Event to include "Buy a Horse," Ladies Derby Hat Contest, food stations and cash bar. Proceeds to benefit Ahepa family philanthropic activities.Hotel accommodations are at the Hampton Inn 203-753-7777 Waterbury CT room rate $109 pp dbl which includes breakfast for any out of town guests. Click here to view and download event flyer and "Buy a Horse" form (PDF 456K). Holy Trinity Banquet Hall, Waterbury, CT. 6:30pm. 26 April 2014.

37th World Congress on Dance Research. Organized by Athens and Piraeus Sections of International Dance Council, which is recognized by UNESCO, and the Dora Stratou Dance Theater. The Congress falls under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Greek National UNESCO Commission, and the [Office of the] Mayor of Athens. The World Congress is the largest gathering of dance specialists in the world and is intended primarily for professionals. The program includes a rigorous schedule of scholarly papers, trade fair, professional networking, lectures, classes, performances, video projections, and exhibitions. For more information, visit the Congress website or view press release. Athens, Greece. 2-6 July 2014.

Annual Summer Institute for CANE (Classical Association of New England): "On the Shoulders of Giants and their Modern Emulators," Brown University, Providence, RI. Visit website for more info.14-19 July 2014.

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