Greek is ranked as the richest language in the world with 5 million words and 70 million word types. It is well-known that languages all across the globe – including English – have borrowed a myriad of words, phrases and expressions from Greek. Here is a short list of English words that are used daily by English speakers that are fully taken from the Greek language.
Hellenic College Holy Cross and Stockton University Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution: The Greek Revolution (1821-29) Through American Eyes
There is a buzz about Greek-Australian author Andrew Pippos’ debut novel ‘Lucky’s’. Recently, it was featured…
The works of Greek poet, painter, and 1979 Nobel Prize winner Odysseas Elytis have been analysed by art experts and curators all around the world, while his poems have been studied in Greek schools for decades. The Greek Ministry of Culture is creating a museum house in Plaka, Athens designed to look like Elytis’s real-life home to hold his paintings, poems, notebooks and personal belongings.
With a primary message message to the reader being to never give up hope; keep on fighting for what is right, the beautiful book ‘Elia’ by Greek Australian author Stella Sorotou is sure to bring a tear to your eye.
Jackie O once said: “When you look back on your life, you hardly recognize the person you once were. Like a snake shedding skins.” The story about the amazing transformation of Jackie in the 5 years between her marriages to President John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis.
Second generation Greek Australian Billy Cotsis, has written a number of books including the acclaimed Many Faces of Hellenic Culture, Once upon a time in Crystal Palace and From Pyrrhus to Cyprus. Recently, he has added one more to his publishing list- 1453: Constantinople & the Immortal Rulers or there are no dogs here.
Inspired by the recognition that Kastellorizio’s once thriving culture was being lost and scattered, Nick Bogiatzis’ latest book ‘Kastellorizian Jewellery. A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture’ provides an absorbing and informative insight into the island’s jewellery.
If the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught anything, is that the most precious and happy…