It was all Greek to Cleopatra too!

Though Cleopatra bore the ancient Egyptian title of pharaoh, the Ptolemaic dynasty she was a part of was Hellenistic (Greek), having been founded 300...
Crimea

Crocodile Tears over Crimea…

Those in the West that shed their tears galore about Russia’s invasion in the Crimea, must cut the fanfare because they are as bad...

Why plane tickets to Greece have reached a record high now?

Greek-Americans are a group of people who have contributed a great deal to Greek tourism, especially during hard economic times. Summertime has arrived and...

Greek Origins of Everyday Words

More than 200.000 words in all the Latin-based modern languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French etc.) originate from Greek, around 70.000 of them directly and...

A Greek-American’s Reaction on How Greece Treats Refugees

*By George Asimakis - Ronald Reagan once correctly said that the United States is the only country where an immigrant can feel accepted - truly...
Archbishop Iakovos with Dr. Martin Luther King

Black History Month and the Greeks

It’s February, Black History Month, and after reading an op-ed by Washington-based lawyer and political activist Andreas Akaras (“When Philotimo Stood with African-Americans), in...

English Words Originated From Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (Part 1)

Two words for you today that came from the Greek Poet Homer. The word amen comes from the latin "amen," the well known amen that...
Hera's coin

IAGTM: English Words Originated From Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (Part 2)

Three new words for you today: The word Humor comes from Himor (juicy or someone who is happy or excited; Gr: χυμόρ;), originated from the word Himos (Juice; Gr: χυμός;) in Euboean Dialect...

Why Greek-Americans Are so ‘Churchy’ . . .

When visiting Greece, I am often asked by native-born Greeks why Greek-Americans are so ‘churchy’ – we sing in church choirs, attend church fairly...

Summer

Summer in Greek means a whole lot more than it does in English. Naturally, everybody has the ability to take time off and enjoy...

Easter depression

I always got unrepairably depressed at Easter. And the thing about Greek Easter is that it lasts forever. Greek Easter is not just a day and...

On Greek Time…

Specificity is not an everyday Greek practice. Sure, we Greeks are very specific about what we believe in, the football team we support, the...

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