Historical Profile of Greek Music Produced in America

In the U.S.A., betweeen 1910 and 1940, about 2000 discs of “rempetika” songs were recorded. The history of recorded Greek music in the U.S....

Ancient Tablets Reveal Babylonian Math Skills

An exhibit of 13 ancient Babylonian tablets in New York has revealed that highly sophisticated mathematical practice flourished in Babylonia nearly 1,000 years prior...

The Embodiment of the American WWII Soldier was a Greek Marine

It is one of the most famous images of the Second World War and was taken by the great photographer Eugene Smith. The stark...

New Book Claims Greece’s Failed Economy Stems from 400 Years of Ottoman Rule

Author Pauline Hager crafts an epic novel of the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s cruel subjugation of Greece from 1453 to 1829. Set in the year...

Friday (Paraskeví) The 13th: Greek origins

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad...

"The Past In Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus" by Rebecca Bryant

July 20, 2010 will mark 36 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the subsequent occupation of nearly 40% of its territory. In her new...

Today is National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks

The 19th of May, a National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks by a decision of the Greek Parliament in 1994,...

Harvard University, Program of Modern Greek Studies, a history of the Program

The teaching of Modern Greek language and literature at Harvard dates back to 1828, when Colonel Alexander Negris, a veteran of the Greek War...

Greek Mob: The Greek "Outfit" Across America

Aside from Philedelphia other Greek elements sprouted across the American plains. In, Boston four leaders emerged James Chalmas (loanshark), Louis Venios (strip club owner...

The Last Traditional Greek Boat Builder in America

As a boy on the Island of Kalymnos, Greece, George Saroukos watched his father and grandfather build boats. Over time, he learned the craft....

Greek Mob: Brotherly Mafia Love in Philly

Chicago had the strong tight Outfit that controlled almost every aspect of the “Windy City” while Philadelphia had its loose knit Greek crew. Even...

Greek Mafia: Houston Inherits Greek Godfather

On the rough plains of the western town of Houston, Texas where cowboys and Indians can be found a lone immigrant immerged as a...

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