Posts Tagged ‘greek’

Greek-American Author Dan Georgakas Dies at 83

Writer, professor and documentary filmmaker Dan Georgakas has passed away at the age of 83. Credit: Dan Georgakas The Greek-American author and filmmaker Dan Georgakas, who also worked as a professor, editor, and film scholar, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83. Born in Detroit, he served as the Director of the Greek […]

Greek Scientist Creates COVID Breathalyzer in the U.S.

A researcher demonstrates the use of the breathalyzer. Credit: Ohio State University Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center announced the creation of a breathalyzer-like device that can be used to identify if a patient is positive for COVID-19. This and other groundbreaking developments in COVID-19 testing methods could prove invaluable in our efforts to return […]

Florida’s Greek Hub of Tarpon Springs Strengthens Ties with Homeland

Tarpon Springs, in Pinellas County, Florida, resembles a Greek island, with its blue and white structures, street names, the boats in the harbor, and the Greek-themed shops and restaurants. Credit: Greek Reporter The mayor of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Chris Alahouzos, continues to strengthen his ties with Greece after recently returning from an extensive visit to […]

Demetre Daskalakis, The Greek-American Doctor Fighting to End HIV Transmission

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the Greek-American doctor fighting to end HIV transmission. Greek-American doctor Demetre Daskalakis has been described as the person who is largely responsible for the decreasing rates of HIV in New York City in recent years. This is no exaggeration, as indeed, Daskalakis with his “status-neutral care” strategy, has helped make HIV diagnosis […]

Garden of Eden Depicted in Ancient Greek Religious Art

If the early chapters of the Book of Genesis present a true account of human origins, then ancient secular human history must connect in significant ways to that account. In fact, ancient Greek religious art connects in very significant ways with Genesis. While Genesis describes the early events and people in humanity’s past, the Greeks […]

Thanatos: The Beautiful Reaper of Death in Greek Mythology

Son of night and darkness, and brother of the god of sleep, Thanatos was the personification of death in Greek mythology. Analyzing the scant stories in which he appears can help us understand the way the ancient Greeks understood and dealt with inevitability of death within their pantheon.   Before the birth of science, ancient […]

Greek-American Heroes Honored with Oxi Day Foundation Awards

Five proud Greek-American veterans (L to R): Stephen Cherpelis, Efthemios J. “Tim” Bentas, Lt. General Andrew Poppas, Peter Vergados and John Calamos. Credit: Oxi Day Foundation The Washington Oxi Day Foundation recently honored three Greek-American veterans for courageously risking their lives in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The annual Service Awards were presented to Efthemios J. […]

Ancient Greek Science and Technology – From Antikythera to Pharos

The Antikythera computer was the culmination of advanced mathematics, astronomy, metallurgy and engineering. It incorporated the philosophy and science of Aristotle, the gears of Ktesibios, the mathematics and mechanics of Archimedes, and the astronomical ideas of Hipparchos. The Antikythera computer and the infrastructure of technology that made it possible were the products of the golden […]

Veteran’s Day: Greek-Americans who Served Nation with Devotion

Captain John Calamos pictured in front of his aircraft while serving in the United States Air Force. Calamos, the CEO of Calamos Investments, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1968 for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight under heavy hostile attack in Vietnam. Courtesy John P. Calamos Throughout American history, many thousands of […]

Diaspora Minister Promises Action on Citizenship for Greek Adoptees

Linda Carol Trotter of The Eftychia Project met with Greek Minister for the Diaspora Andreas Katsaniotis on Monday regarding the granting of Greek citizenship for Greek adoptees. Credit: Facebook/The Eftychia Project Andreas Katsaniotis, Greece’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Diaspora, met with officials from The Eftychia Project (TEP), a group of Greek adoptees, […]

The Irish Tuatha Dé Dannan Connection to the Greek Tribe of Dan

The Irish Tuatha Dé Dannan Connection to the Greek Tribe of Dan by Moe | History of the Brotherhood, Irish History | 4 comments “It is certainly no coincidence that the Irish Gaelic word Dun or Dunn means “Judge,” just as Dan does in Hebrew!” – Raymond McNair The ancient connections between the Irish Tuatha […]

Hockey Game Keeps Greek-Canadian Family Tradition Alive

Stephan Lentzos and his cousins at the “Hochelaga Cup” in 2011. Credit: Stephan Lentzos Back in 1977, four Greek-Canadian boys — all cousins, and sons of Greek immigrants to Canada — started a pickup game of hockey in a front yard on Hochelaga Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and began a tradition that remains alive […]

Fact or Fiction? The Obscure Origins of the Greek Alexander Romance

The Greek Alexander Romance , often referred to as a ‘pseudo-Callisthenes’ production, is in one form or another one of the most influential and widely read books of all time; it has birthed a whole literary genre on Alexander the Great and his campaigns across the Persian Empire. But where and when did it first […]

Decapitated Statues of Greek Deities Finally Reunited with Their Heads

Excavations at western Anatolia’s ancient Greek city of Aizanoi (also spelt Aezani) continue to unearth stunning artifacts and architectural wonders. The latest in the series of fascinating finds comes in the form of two exceptionally beautiful 5000-year-old Greek statue heads, whose bodies had been found earlier in a different area. Aizanoi was continuously settled from […]

Greek-Australians Rejoice as Country Finally Lifts Travel Ban

Greek-Australians can now travel back to their homeland. Credit: Greek Reporter Greek-Australians can finally travel back to their homeland for the first time in almost 600 days as the Australian government on Monday lifted the ban on overseas travel imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19. After more than 18 months, Australia is reconnecting with […]

Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence to be Marked in Toronto

“Episode from the Greek War of Independence,” Eugene Delacroix, oil on canvas, 66.7×81.6 cm, 1856. Credit: National Gallery of Greece The Hellenic Heritage Committee of Toronto will mark the bicentennial of the beginning of the Greek War of Independence with the dedication of a new plaque at a historic Greek community center in the city […]

Greek-American Psaros Creates Ecumenical Patriarch Chair at Georgetown Uni

Michael Psaros speaks to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Tuesday. Credit: D. Panagos/GOARCH Prominent Greek-American Michael Psaros announced on Tuesday the establishment of the “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Endowed Orthodox Chaplaincy” at Georgetown University. The announcement was made at a dinner at Georgetown University held in honor of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who is on an official visit […]

The Fascinating History of the Greek Orthodox Community of Bangor, Maine

Members of the Greek community of Bangor, Maine visiting their ancestral village of Vamvakou, Greece in 1949, including Nikos Niarchos, a member of the Niarchos shipping family, on the left. Credit: Public Domain The small but thriving Greek community in Bangor, Maine has a rich history that dates back to the 1890s. The history of […]

Greek Heritage Legislators Stand Against Turkey

Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas (Lou) Raptakis presides over the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association to support Greece. Credit: image courtesy of World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association With more than 200 politicians across 20 countries, legislators with a Greek heritage are taking a stand against Turkey to support Hellas with their efforts from abroad. Rhode Island State […]

Greek-Australians Launch “OuzoTalk,” Podcast on Greece’s Libation

“OuzoTalk” is a new podcast hosted by Greek-Australians Nick Athanassiou and Tom Skolarikis. Credit: OuzoTalk The Greek diaspora now has a new podcast to listen to, following this week’s launch of “Ouzo Talk” across all major podcasting platforms. It is co-hosted by Nick Athanassiou and former journalist Tom Skolarikis. Listen to the podcast: The two […]

The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Greek immigrants on their way to Australia in 1953. Ekaterini Plessou was the first Greek female to migrate down under way back in 1835. Credit: Public Domain Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek […]

Greek-Canadian Drag Queen Pythia Stuns on “Canada’s Drag Race”

Pythia is the first performer of Greek descent to appear on any of the Drag Race shows. “Canada’s Drag Race” premiered on Crave on Thursday. Credit: Twitter/Pythia Greek-Canadian drag queen Pythia made a splash during the first episode of the second season of “Canada’s Drag Race,” which premiered on Crave on Thursday evening. Hailing from […]

Greek-American Family Swaps Lives in New TV Series

Maria Vasiliou and her family of six took part in a groundbreaking television series called Home Sweet Home recently, where they exchanged homes with a family from a very different background than theirs. Vasiliou tells Greek Reporter that the experience was a purely positive one. Courtesy Vasiliou family. Maria Vasiliou, a mother of four in […]

Mitsotakis Talks Greece with Greek-American US Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis meets Greek PM Mitsotakis in Athens on Monday. Credit: Greek PM Press Office Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a meeting on Monday with visiting Greek-American US congressman Gus Bilirakis, in which they discussed Greece’s role as a factor of stability in the Mediterranean. The meeting between the PM and the US representative confirmed […]

Greek Youth Reiterate Resolve To Fight Fascism

Above Photo: Anti-fascist demonstration at the Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece. 902.gr. On anniversary of ban on Golden Dawn. The neo-Nazi Greek fascist party Golden Dawn was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court last year, which convicted its leadership for involvement in multiple hate crimes, including the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas […]

The Assyrian, Persian And Greek Conquest Of Ancient Egypt

During the eighth century BC, ancient Egypt was experiencing turbulent times. The country was split with a pharaoh ruling in Lower Egypt, but powerful priests of Amun were ruling Middle and Upper Egypt. The  Nubian Kingdom  took advantage of the split in Egypt.  Piye (744-714 BC) an ancient Kushite king of Nubia, regarded his campaign […]

Hellenic Initiative’s London Gala Raises More Than $270K for Greek Causes

Princess Tatiana, THI London Gala Co-chair, speaks to the guests. Credit: The Hellenic Initiative The Hellenic Initiative (THI) raised more than $270,000 for charities that benefit and protect children in Greece at its annual London Gala on September 30. At the renowned Dorchester Hotel 300 Diaspora Hellenes and Philhellenes raised funds for ELEPAP, one of […]

‘EU should keep promise to Turkey on visa-free travel’,Greek minister says

On Monday, Greek Migration and Asylum Minister, Notis Mitarachi, said that the EU should keep its promises to Turkey as part of a 2016 agreement to provide Turkish nationals visa-free travel to Europe, German Die Welt newspaper reports. According to the report, Mitarachi urged the EU to abide by its migration commitments, including visa-free travel. […]

Greek Reporter Delivers $172,000 in Fire Relief to Victims on Evia

Credit: Greek Reporter From the first moment of the awful fires of August 2021 on Evia island, Greek Reporter deployed its team in Greece not only to report on the disaster of epic proportions, but also to mobilize the Greek Diaspora and Philhellenes around the world to offer support to the fire victims. It was […]

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Orhodox cathedral sustained damages during fire. Credit: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of The Annunciation of Our Lady / Facebook A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the […]

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