Alexander the Great -- Sui Generis
Nicephorus Bryennius and Anna Comnena: The "Roman" Xenophon and Thucydides of Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Constantinople
The Historic Boston Cathedral: Reliving 100 Years
An Invitation from Athena
The Atmeidan or Hippodrome -- in Constantinople
Kandylakia: Roadside Shrines to Lives Lost and Saved
Greek-American Athlete Combines Bodybuilding, Philosophy
Recent Charter Updates
|Humorous endings. . .My Big Fat Greek Church Family
Can’t you see it? In addition to a set of Kittel and a big fat Greek lexicon, seminary bookstores will son be stocking economy-size bottles of Windex. Windex? Yep. If you can believe Hollywood, Windex may be what every pastor needs.
Where does your treasure lie? That question is on little Lucy’s mind in a Charlie Brown comic strip. She says to Charlie Brown, “I have a lot of questions about life, and I’m not getting any answers! I want some real honest-to-goodness answers. I don’t want a lot of opinions, I want answers!” To which Charlie Brown replies, “Would true or false be all right?”
|Crete Wins International Olive Oil Competition for Second Consecutive Year
Sitia, Crete a region of significant archeological sites, great beaches and exquisite olive oil. For over four millennia, olive oil has been produced in this region and was even exchanged for precious objects along the ancient trade routes.*
|Greeks: Nuts About Nuts!
I wanted to begin this piece by stating that there are, well, plenty of nuts, especially in kitchens!
Really, the use of nuts permeates Greek cuisine. In fact, nuts have been part of the Greek diet for eons. They are used most widely in sweets, but also are found in many a savory dish, from sauces to stuffed rice dishes to pies By Diane Kochilas
|The Cure is in Oregano!! "Rigani"
Our yiayiades and papoudes knew the benefits of oregano when centuries ago they began adding the magical herb oregano to almost all of their main meals. Its name derived from the ancient Greek word meaning, "joy of the mountains" (or "oreganum vulgarie" in Latin), oregano once grew on the hills and mountainsides of Greece and other Mediterranean countries. By Christos Papoutsy
|Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos
Beyond our beautiful sea-shores, our green or sunburned sites, the museums, our archeological and historical places, past our congested cities and our picturesque villages there is a piece of virgin Greek land that is bathed by the Aegean sea. This piece of land is historically and traditionally tied with the distant Orthodox Byzantium, remaining untouched by today's modern cultures. By Christos Stavrokoglou
|The Euro: Will It Unify Europe?
A Safety Problem at Spata?
Although the new Venizelos Airport at Spata has been presented to the public as a modern, technological marvel, there are some disquieting questions related to safety that mar this illusion. It is subject to windshear and crosswinds, particularly on approach 03 (from the south) where the surrounding terrain magnifies winds and barrels them over the approach path. By Andrew Leech
|Greece Flies to New Heights
Europe's newest international airport, "Eleftherios Venizelos" is up and running, amid much publicity and fanfare. The facility even outdoes similar airports in the U.S. In an independent study of 15 European airports, Athens International Airport ranked first as the best "tourist" airport in Europe, earning an international award in July. By Christos and Mary Papoutsy
Super-premium value combinations are not the product of luck or timing. Rather, they are the r
esult of a strategic planning process that is rooted in an understanding of the motivations and behaviors of buyers, as well as in the process of creating value to meet their expectations. By Christos Papoutsy