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GREEK PHILOSOPHY AT THE COURT OF MEHMET THE CONQUEROR

The most intensive and well-recorded intellectual encounter between Greek and Arabic is the 9th and 10th century translation movement from Greek into Arabic, which was extensively discussed by Dimitri Gutas in his Greek Thought, Arabic Culture (1997). As a result...

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SELECTIVE SILENCE
And the Epicurean Philosophy

It has been frequently said that we live in the age of a new kind of “individualism” where human relations are no longer permeated by ethics and humane values since the foundations where those values were once based, no longer...

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GREECE: A PERSISTENT PROTECTORATE OF FOREIGN POWERS

The debt crisis in Greece, the possibility of exit from the Euro, the possibility of a crisis of confidence in Greeceʼs ability to pay its debts spreading to other Eurozone members have led to events which challenge greek sovereignty.  That...

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TAPPING OTHER POWERS
Magic in ancient greek life

Proteus is not someone who was easy to deal with, as greek heroes from Menelaus to Aristaios had to learn. He possessed immense knowledge, but he had to be forced to share this knowledge with others, and this was not...

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THE “ART” OF TAX EVASION IN GREECE
Are the greeks justified for having “institutionalized” and mastered tax evasion?

Undoubtedly, tax evasion is a serious crime and those who commit it deserve severe punishment. Tax evasion is not a greek phenomenon as it takes places all over the world. The motives of the tax evaders are quite simple: They...

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GREECE: A NO HOPE-LAND

Being on the verge of bankruptcy, one would expect that Greeceʼs politicians would propose some serious reforms aiming at controlling and alleviating the countryʼs huge financial burden. Furthermore, one would also expect from the greek voters to exhibit some sort...

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MUSIC AS MEDICINE

Two complementary, yet somewhat different, approaches to the use of music in medical settings are currently in practice: music therapy and music medicine. Both music therapy and music medicine rely on the inherent therapeutic possibilities of...

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ANCIENT GREEK SOLUTION FOR DEBT CRISIS
What advice would the ancient greeks provide to help modern greeks with their current financial worries?

In the early 6th Century BC, the people of Athens were burdened with debt, social division and inequality, with poor farmers prepared to sell themselves into slavery just to feed their families.Revolution was imminent, but the aristocrat Solon emerged as...

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STORIES OF MAGIC
From Byzantium to Europe

My lecture will have as its subject the matter of stories of magic in Byzantium, a matter which interests me greatly. My source material in this case will be the Life of St. Leo Catanis, which was the subject of...

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Historical cases in the Byzantine Empire

Objective: The aim of this article is the presentation and brief analysis of some historical cases, unknown in the broader medical bibliography, of child sexual abuse in Byzantine Society (324-1453 A.D.).      Method: The original texts of the Byzantine historians,...

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A HAPPY PROTECTORATE
Under the umbrella of the West

What is happening in Europe?Is the Euro threatened by the rise of the Leftists in Greece?Will Greece exit the Eurozone?How will Greece manage to pay its debts? Is The European Union on the wane? This essay attempts to answer all...

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THE SHIELD OF AJAX

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OSTRICHISM
Heads in the Sand of Balkan History

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COSMOLOGY AND COSMIC JUSTICE IN ANCIENT GREEK THOUGHT
Anaximander

The problem, whether the idea of regularity had been originally derived from nature and was, afterwards, applied to the social life or if a scheme of human life had been extended into nature, cannot easily receive an one-sided solution like...

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THE RETURNING OF THE MARBLES SHOULD START FROM THE CHURCHES IN PLAKA

In case greeks truly want the marbles to return to the Acropolis they donʼt need to ask London. They should start their inquiries at the christian churches which are situated on archaeological sites by and round Acropolis and Plaka,...

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THE SOCIO-CULTURAL ROOTS OF THE GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS

Numerous analyses find their way to the media on a daily basis, all attempting to explain the repercussions of Greeceʼs inability to reform and lead itself to an economic growth that will eventually free the country from the constantly increasing...

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