Top Greek-related News Articles – Week of February 15-20

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Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.

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


Street Renaming Will Honor ‘National Greek Television’ Founder

An Astoria intersection will be renamed to celebrate the founder of a Greek television channel.

The intersection of Steinway Street and 31st Avenue will be called “Demetris Kastanas Way” to honor the founder of National Greek Television, the first privately owned Greek channel in the U.S. Read more


The researcher who discovered double meaning in DNA

John Stamatoyannopoulos, M.D., is Associate Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine (Oncology) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. A second code, hidden within our already known genetic code, is said to have been discovered by his scientific team. Read more


How A Greek Silver Mine Discovery Is Rewriting History

Archeologists in Greece have found a silver mine that may rewrite mining history during the Aegean times. It sounds like a plot line for a new Indiana Jones film, but it’s real.

“Mining archaeologists who were conducting a subterranean investigation of a silver mine discovered in Thorikos, Greece, have found a mining complex with infrastructure unlike any seen from this time period (around 3200 BCE),” said New Historian post Sunday. Read more



 You can’t beat the charm and old-world ambience at Samos in Greektown, which opened in 1977 when Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer was shaping the city. Then and now, diners have never minded waiting in line at the cash-only restaurant, knowing a bounty of traditional Greek dishes will leave them sated and happy. Read more



Low and Slow Is the Way to Go With This Greek Chicken Dinner

This toothsome chicken dish makes its way into the world via a slow cooker, a kitchen device I’ve grown to love.

There are several reasons to like slow cookers, even beyond the wonderfulness of being able to toss ingredients into it, head to work and return to a fully cooked dinner in the evening. Thanks to that long, low-temp cooking, slow cookers also are great at reducing tougher cuts of meat to tender goodness. And because they are covered during cooking, moisture doesn’t escape and the food stays particularly moist. Read more


‘Righteous among the Nations’ title awarded to Greek family

The family of Giorgos and Athina Vlachos were awarded the “Righteous among the Nations” award for rescuing members of a Greek Jewish family during the Holocaust. The award ceremony took place at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on Monday.

The title is awarded to those who helped Jews escape Nazi persecution by Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem-based museum and institute established to perpetuate the memory of Holocaust victims. Read more



Greek vintner entering U.S. market with VCU assist

Nikos Kavounis, second from right, is bringing his Greek sparkling wine to the U.S. with help from VCU MBA students. A trio of graduate students in VCU’s School of Business is helping a Greek vintner uncork the U.S. market.

Kristina Friar, Matt Guise and Jonathan Stoffer, three students in the school’s executive MBA program, spent the past year developing a go-to-market strategy for Chimera sparkling wine, marketed by Athens-based Oinovation.

Nikos Kavounis, founder of Oinovation – its name a combination of “innovation” and “oinos,” the Greek word for wine – met the students last year at a business incubator when they visited Greece through the school’s “Global Challenges” program. The trips expose students to facets of international business and tasked them with helping entrepreneurs and startups with various challenges. Read more


Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire

Ever been unsure about how to deal with a drunken family member returning from an orgy? A collection of newly translated textbooks aimed at Greek speakers learning Latin in the ancient world might hold the solution.

Professor Eleanor Dickey travelled around Europe to view the scraps of material that remain from ancient Latin school textbooks, or colloquia, which would have been used by young Greek speakers in the Roman empire learning Latin between the second and sixth centuries AD. The manuscripts, which Dickey has brought together and translated into English for the first time in her forthcoming book Learning Latin the Ancient Way: Latin Textbooks in the Ancient World, lay out everyday scenarios to help their readers get to grips with life in Latin. 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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