Thesmophoria: An Ancient Greek Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving day is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, something...

NYC: Parthenon Drawings on Display

The Greek Consulate General in New York announced the opening of a new exhibition entitled “An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A....

Alexander The Great’s Lineage Debated

Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism in the USA, Stephen Schwartz, seems to be a supporter of the Greek origin of Alexander...

Greek-Jewish Community Thrives in NYC Neighborhood

In a story published by The Jewish Week, author Diane Cole explored the Lower East Side of New York City, discovering a community of Greek...

Greek Miner Killed in Ludlow Massacre, Honored

The Greek immigrant Louis Tikas born in Crete, Greece as Elias Spantidakis was the main labor union organizer at the Ludlow camp during a 14-month coal strike in...

Harvard’s MOOC on Ancient Greek Hero

From March 13th the classics department of Harvard University will offer The Ancient Greek Hero as a free open access course through edX, the online learning...

4th of July: Greek Influence on American Independence

Ancient Greece has influenced the western world in a variety of aspects, but the most important element of our modern society, Democracy, was the...

The Armenians: Unsung Supporters of Hellenism

  “The Armenians are our brothers,” said Constantine Parthenis my Modern Greek instructor at St. Demetrios Greek American School in the 1950’s Astoria, New York....

Famagusta’s “Sad Story” Presented in New York

Last month, members of the Greek Cypriot and Greek American community of all generations and ages, including an impressive number of people from the...

Greek Archbishop of America: ‘Hagia Sophia Must Not Become a Mosque’

  Archbishop of America, Demetrios, expressed his deep concern over the statements of turning Hagia Sophia of Istanbul into a Muslim mosque. In a related announcement...

Greek Restaurant Owner Watched the Towers Go Up and Come Down

John Costalas will never forget 9/11. The owner/operator of Essex World Cafe, adjacent to the World Trade Center, has been in this location for many years....
Twice A Stranger

‘Twice a Stranger’ Documentary Presented at University of Illinois

“Twice a Stranger,” a documentary about the most significant forced population exchanges in the 20th century was recently presented by the Modern Greek Studies department at the University of Illinois.

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