Konstantinos Kosmas was born in 1971 in Athens. He studied Greek Philology at the University of Athens and Comperative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he received his Ph.D. on Modern Greek Literature in 2002. He worked at the H…

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Our sister publication GrèceHebdo* reviews the history of radio in Greece on the occasion of a visit to the Museum of Radio established in 2018 in the small city of Amaliada (Peloponnese), guided by its founder, Giannis Beratis.

The birth of r…

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Few people have been as closely associated internationally with contemporary Greek music as Mikis Theodorakis, a man famous not just for his diverse body of work but also for his active involvement in Greece’s political and social struggles dur…

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Despotiko, a small island in the Cyclades, has drawn the attention of archaeology enthusiasts in recent years, after excavations uncovered a religious site of major significance, dating from the Archaic Period. The site encompasses a large temple ded…

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24 July 1974 is one of the most important days in Modern Greek history, as it marks the restoration of democracy after seven years of military dictatorship. The coup d’état of 1967 resulted in a long period of fear, persecutions, encroac…

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The 25th Kalamata International Dance Festival (KDF) once more makes the city of Kalamata, in the picturesque region of Messinia, a must-visit destination for lovers of dance and performing arts. For ten days, on 19-28 July 2019, acclaimed Greek and…

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Vasiliki Petsa was born in 1983. She studied Media Culture and Society at the University of Birmingham and European Literature at the University of Oxford, UK. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Peloponnese. She has pu…

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There is no deus ex machina for the characters in Maria Lafi’s film “Holy Boom”. In fact there is no God at all in this dark drama where multiple storylines interweave to bear witness to the eternal race between human cruelty and ki…

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Aristea Papalexandrou was born in Hamburg in 1970. She has published five books of poetry: Dio onira prin (Two Dreams Ago, 2000), Allote allou (Once, Elsewhere, 2004), Odika ptina (Songbirds, 2008), Ypogeios (Underground, 2012), Mas propserna (I…

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Lavrion (or Laurium), located on the southeast coast of Attica, has been an area associated with mining since ancient times. It was an important extraction site for lead glance (Agriantoni 1993), especially during the “Golden Age of Athens&rdqu…

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