Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of Sep 26-Oct 1

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:

 

New Take on an Ancient Method Improves Way to Find Prime Numbers

Peruvian mathematician Harald Helfgott gained worldwide attention in 2013 when he solved a 271-year-old problem. But Helfgott, 38, went even farther back in time and conceived an improved version of the sieve of Eratosthenes, a popular method for finding prime numbers that was formulated circa 240 B.C. Helfgott’s proposed version would reduce the requirement of physical space in computer memory, which in turn would reduce the execution time of programs designed to make that calculation. Read more

Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos funds new cultural centre in Athens

In the past, Neon—a non-profit contemporary art organisation founded in 2013 by the Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos—has stuck to temporary projects such as organising exhibitions and sponsoring talks programmes, scholarships and curatorial awards. Now, it is turning its attention to a more permanent initiative having funded a new cultural centre in Athens, due to open on 24 September. Read more

In Crete, Henry Miller Found His Muse Amid the Ruins

Traveling from Athens to Crete in 1939, Henry Miller, the author of bawdy novels, many of them banned in America, flew in an airplane for the first time — an experience he described in “The Colossus of Maroussi,” an exuberant travelogue of hisnine-month journey through Greece. Read more

Opa! In Praise of Flaming Saganaki

Chicago’s beloved Parthenon has closed. But the flaming saganaki, a dish the Greektown restaurant invented, lives on in restaurants around the world. Read more

“Fine Casual” Greek Food Coming to Valencia St.

Following Grub’s silent exit from Valencia Street in late August, the space that briefly housed the popular brunch locale has already landed a new tenant – Souvla, a “casual Greek sandwich shop and wine bar,” is set to open its doors at 758 Valencia St. in early 2017. Read more

Active Holidays on Corfu

Apart from being culturally rich and breathtakingly beautiful, the Ionian emerald island also offers a plethora of activities for the lovers of adventure. Read more

Sculpture and society: Pedro Reyes looks to Ancient Greece at Dallas Contemporary

Ambitious artist Pedro Reyes looks to Ancient Greek art in a new solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, in an attempt to create new links between sculpture and the society it inhabits. Read more

Ancient Greek algorithm could be used to find inconceivably large prime numbers

Ancient Greek civilization might have fallen a few thousand years ago, but their philosophy, art and analytical tools remain useful today. In fact, one of the world’s top mathematicians believes that an algorithm that makes use of an ancient Greek device called the “sieve of Eratosthenes” could be the key to discovering all-new, inconceivably large prime numbers, reports Science AlertRead more

The Economics of Ancient Greece

Something remarkable happened in classical Greece, but we didn’t know about it until very recently. Against all historical odds, they nourished a successful class of entrepreneurs and became wealthy. Read more

5 REASONS TO PUT KOS ON YOUR WEEKEND LIST

Kos is the second-largest island in the Dodecanese (try saying that after 4 gins).

And with temperatures between 30 – 20°C in Sept, Nov and Dec, up to 13 hours of sunlight *heel kick*, Kos makes a sweet summer sojourn. Here’s a quick photo tour of what we got up to and what you can expect if you escape to Kos. Read more



That’s it for this week!

Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web.

Be well!



 

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