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Greek parliament approves bonuses despite EU objections

A file photo of the Greek parliament building in Athens (by AFP)The Greek parliament has approved a piece of legislation to pay pensioners one-off bonuses over the objections of Greece’s eurozone creditors.A total of 196 lawmakers out of the 257 pr...

Archaeologists discover unknown ancient city in Greece

An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backw...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 15, 2016

'Lost ancient city' discovered 200 years ago say Greek archaeologists

Responding to press articles about the discovery of a 'lost' ancient city in the Vlochos area of Thessaly, archaeologists working on the Vlochos Archaeological Project (VLAP) on Tuesday posted an press release clarifying that the remains in the area...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 15, 2016

A new treasure has been discovered in Greece it was found in the ruins of an ancient city dating back 2,500 years

A piece of pottery dating to the late 6th century B.C photo: atlasobscura.comYou would think that every single bit of archaeological evidence for ancient life in Greece would have been uncovered by now. But there are still discoveries to be made. A t...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 15, 2016

Greek parliament to approve new cuts for 2017

The file photo shows people attending a protest in Athens, Greece, to condemn fresh pay cuts and tax hikes. (Photo by AFP)Greece's parliament is to approve a new set of cuts and tax hikes for next year as Athens struggles to secure fresh funds from i...

A brief history of sex and sexuality in Ancient Greece

Michelangelo’s ‘Leda and the Swan’. Found in the collection of Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)The sexual habits of people in Ancient Greece – from prostitution to pillo...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 9, 2016

Dutch judges find Geert Wilders guilty of hate crime

Dutch judges have found the far-right leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), Geert Wilders, guilty of racial discrimination against people of Moroccan origin in the Netherlands, but levied no punishment against him.Judge Hendrik Steenhuis, who presided t...

General strike by labor unions in Greece over planned budget cuts

Workers demonstrate as part of a 24-hours public sector strike, in central Athens, November 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Labor unions in Greece have gone on a general strike in protest at a new round of austerity measures demanded by the European Union (E...

EU advises members to resume returning refugees to Greece

European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 8, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)The European Union says its member states can resume re...

Greece rejects austerity measures beyond 2018

Greece's government spokesman Dimitris TzanakopoulosThe Greek government has warned that the country will not accept an extension to its painful austerity program beyond 2018 to secure a bailout from international creditors.Government spokesman Dimit...

Eurozone finance ministers gives short-term debt relief to Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) welcomes European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici (R) during their meeting in his office in Athens, on November 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Eurozone finance ministers have approved...

Disabled protest against austerity cuts in Athens

The disabled have staged a protest rally in the Greek capital, Athens, in opposition to austerity measures used by the government.The protesters gathered in downtown Athens on Friday, urging policymakers in the country to reconsider cutbacks in healt...

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The index now features hypertext connections. Simply click on any title below to read it.Though this listing serves, I think, a clear purpose, not every posting falls easily into the categories. One essay might equally be placed under literary theo...
by Poetry on the Loose on Dec 1, 2016

Four great principles of Athenian democracy that modern democracies have not mastered

In  1792, Thomas Paine said that the Athenian democratic model will be much better represented by America, by including popular referendums and secret ballot voting. However, only some of the features of Athenian democracy are found in the Ameri...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 15, 2016

The truth about Thermopylae and the 300 Spartans who accompanied King Leonidas to the Gates of Fire

The story of King Leonidas and the Spartan 300 warriors who accompanied him to the Gates of Fire (that is, in fact, Thermopylae) has fascinated generations of people from all over the world. It's a story told uninterrupted for over 2,000 years, about...
by Potent Scientia Est on Oct 2, 2016

Pankration or fear the Greeks when they are angry ! ( Ancient Martial Arts )

Pankaration, Greece, Hellas, ancient, wrestling, boxing, martial arts, fighters, Hercules, Mythology, Olympic Games, legends, heroes, self defense, panmachia, combat, AlexanderThe influence of Greek culture on the entire human civilization is huge an...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 30, 2016

A mysterious tomb was discovered in Greece. '' We do not know who is buried inside ''

An ancient tomb found in northern Greece is probably a monument to Hephaestion, Alexander's companion, a team of archaeologists announced, cited by AFP."Suppose it's a funerary shrine dedicated to Hephaestion," said the press Katerina Peristeri, lead...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 28, 2016

Escaping the Taliban in Pakistan - Greece's Other Refugees

Over a year ago, Asma, a young widow living in Pakistan, picked up the phone and heard an unfamiliar voice filtering in through the receiver. “If you’ve read your husband’s funeral rites,” said the voice of a man, “You should think about...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Sep 2, 2016

Netherlands vs Greece 1-2 Highlights 2016 Friendly

Netherlands suffered a defeat against Greece in the match of International Friendly. Netherlands vs Greece match ended with 1-2 scoreline in International Friendly 2016.  Netherlands vs Greece 1-2 Highlights Video Clips International Frie...
by Goals Aim on Sep 1, 2016

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The Index now features hypertext connections. Simply click on any title below to read it.Though this listing serves, I think, a clear purpose, not every posting falls easily into the categories. One essay might equally be placed under literary theo...
by Poetry on the Loose on Sep 1, 2016


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