Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt
Greece / Poetry

Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt

Special mini-epic poetry feature by Nicole Coonradt. I teach Great Books at a small liberal arts college. In the first of a two-course sequence, students read texts from the Ancient to Medieval periods, beginning with Homer and concluding with Dante. Those questions regarding human agency and divinity continue to inform our understanding of literature, but … Continue reading

HAWC: Violence is Local, Be Ready
Greece / Leaders & People

HAWC: Violence is Local, Be Ready

Leading security experts joined the Hellenic American Womens Council (HAWC) 23rd annual conference “Recognize the Threat: Be Ready to Act” to raise awareness and provide practical solutions to mitigate any direct threat. Many may say, “terrorism or violent acts won’t happen where I live”. However, Dr. Terry Gudaitis, founder of Mindstar Security and Profiling; Debra Anderson, … Continue reading

Queens of Syria & The Trojan Women
Greece / Leaders & People / Syria

Queens of Syria & The Trojan Women

Special post in support for the British Arab Centre in London. First staged in Amman in 2013, and the subject of an award winning documentary, Developing Artists presents Refuge Productions’ Queens of Syria, an adaptation of Euripides anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women. Performed by an all-female cast of Syrian refugees, the production skilfully amalgamates the … Continue reading

The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece

The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, reigns majestically above and continues to inspire original thinkers in democracy, philosophy, the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Each marble piece defying scientific expectations has over the centuries commanded respect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, who reigned with strength and peacefulness, the Acropolis symbolically represents the possibilities within humanity … Continue reading