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Philoxenia, meaning ‘love of a stranger’, isn’t just a word but a way of life in Greece – a deeply ingrained culture of hospitality that manifests, mostly simply, as an offering of food. Though the practice is perhaps a little strained in the popular islands, those who seek out the remote northern region of Zagorohoria tend to leave it as friends. Read more
Each year, Wine Enthusiast honors the individuals and companies that made outstanding achievements over the past year in the wine and beverage world. Below are the nominees in 15 categories for the 2016 Wine Star Awards. A region of Greece made the list. Read more
GREEK dancing is good for the health of the elderly and will improve fitness levels, experts claimed yesterday. The advice to dance like Zorba follows recommendations to follow other Mediterranean-lifestyle traits like a diet rich in olive oil, tomatoes and Greek yoghurt. Read more
On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, I went to see two classical Greek tragedies about the toll of war on the human psyche. General Joseph Dunford, Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, was in the audience at the National Geographic Society. So were a couple of hundred military officers and veterans, with their families. They were rapt when the Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey wailed in agony onstage, as Ajax, a great Greek warrior overcome with guilt, madness, and suicidal rage during the ninth year of the Trojan War. Read more
Q: You have a PhD in philosophy and have published a book on the concept of time. How did you make the transition from philosopher to diplomat? A: It was completely out of the blue. Read more
A 1,700-year-old obituary, which is unlike anything researchers say they have seen before, has finally been translated.