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“Two hundred years ago today, Greece declared its independence. From the start, Harvard was there, helping both in the fledgling Mediterranean country and back in the United States.” Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, publishes a special feature on its university publication, the Harvard Gazette, honouring the bicentennial anniversary of the Greek Revolution.
“Boston is very close to the hearts of the Greeks, not only because of the very strong presence of the Greek element here, but also for the fact that it is the place where love and knowledge of ancient Greece begun in America. And it has since been cultivated through its renowned universities, such as Harvard,” the Greek Consulate stated.
The pandemic hasn’t changed anything for the students at this very special Greek school. They still attend their Greek lessons just like they did before Covid-19, they still get together with their classmates and teachers, they still play games designed to help them improve their spoken Greek and they still take part in school events – all without a mask. How is this possible?
Facebook has banned legitimate Australian news from its platform, following its dispute with the Australian Government, threatening the businesses and livelihoods of smaller publishers and causing major disruption to important health, community and emergency services in Australia. Labelled a ‘dog act against all Australians’ by Australian News journalist Joe Hildebrand, the move means that people in Australia can no longer post links to news stories on Facebook.
Greek City Times spoke to global Greek language school Greek Lessons Online about the important role that Greek cinema plays as a great ambassador of Greek culture and language and here’s what they had to say.
New research shows that the first Greek set foot in Australia in 1811, not in 1829 as initially thought, and his name was George Emanuel. Being the first Greek immigrant in Australia however was not Emanuel’s only claim to fame, he also made newspaper headlines after he was married at the ripe old age of 99.
Around 100 Greek Lessons OnLine Students from every corner of the world donned Christmas outfits and sang Jingle Bells in Greek, uniting their voices so they may send a message of hope and unity to the whole world.
In a beautiful display of association and under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Emillianos, the St Ypomoni Family and Friends Ministry are hosting their inaugural Children’s Short Film Competition.
Due to the outstanding success of its Greek Groups for Kids, worldwide online school Greek Lessons Online is set to open more group classes for children this coming October to meet growing demand.
For Greeks, filotimo is something that has been passed through generations, it’s inherited in our DNA. Could this age-old noun encapsulating the highest of Greek virtues be the key to ending this ‘age of loneliness’?