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Hydra and the flame of the Revolution, an online seminar by Alexander Billinis

Alexander Billinis from the Clemson University (USA) will present an online lecture entitled “Hydra and the Flame of the Revolution”, on Thursday 3 June, at 7 pm, at the Greek …

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The Treaty of Kucuk Kayndardji and the Greek Revolution

Few events could have been more important in the road to Greek national agency than this treaty in 1774 which ended the Russo-Turkish War. The war itself had been devastating …

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Heard about the Hydriot who was a War of Independence Hero – for Argentina?

Quite close to the Hydra Museum and its Merchant Marine Academy, the oldest such academy in the world, there are a series of commemorative plaques and statues. Far too many …

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Hydra: “The Rock of Liberty” tells its story

No narrative of the Greek War of Independence is complete without a central place given to Hydra. This tiny island, basically a granite megalith rising sheerly out of the Saronic …

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Sublime Trieste, a mosaic of nationalities with haunting Greek remnants

There are few cities so sublime as Trieste. It is a work of art, architecture, geography topography and variety. Its people are a mosaic, at once Byzantine, Hapsburg, and Italian, …

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New Orleans: the First American Diaspora

New Orleans is unique, a delicious blend of the Old and New Worlds. Situated near the mouth of the Mississippi River, which drains a vast portion of the North American …

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The Greek Diaspora, before Greece

Happy New Year 2020. Let’s turn the clock back 200 years, to 1820, just before the Greek Revolution in 1821. In the century or so prior to the Greek Revolution, …

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Stamps of my past, brightly coloured images from Greece’s four millenia of history

Two years ago, we moved from Chicago to South Carolina. Moving is never easy. It is a loss of nerves, and in my case, pounds from work and stress, and …

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The ‘blessed Liberty Ships’: The ‘yeast’ that caused the Greek fleet to rise

I grew up in a family of Greek merchant sailors. My father, from Hydra, served in the Greek Navy and then the merchant marines, as did his father, grandfather, brother, …

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Mysteries of Medieval Mystras, Byzantium’s Indian summer and the birthplace of Modern Greece

Mystras figures less prominently in historical commentary and touristic itineraries than other Greek sites, but for profundity and for a true taste of sublime, understated beauty, it is peerless. Here …

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