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Cavafy: the lighthouse of Alexandria

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Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)

If you still haven’t had the chance to encounter C.P. Cavafy during your literary adventures, maybe you will be happy to let this lighthouse of Alexandria guide you through centuries of Greek history – and timeless insights into the human condition.

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“Do good and throw it in the sea”

in Philosophies/Society by
Vessel sailing on the sea in Greece. (Photo: public domain)

Of (Greek) proverbs, clarity and wisdom. What is your favorite proverb in your mother tongue? What has it taught you?

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“Guiding Proust through my childhood”

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My poem is inspired by French novelist Marcel Proust and my childhood in Greece. (Photo: public domain)

So Proust takes me into his crystal ball of the past / Or is it a magnifying glass?

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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

in Literature/Travel/TV by
PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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Volunteering at a refugee camp in Greece

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Working with refugee children in Greece changed Samantha’s life. Here’s her story, and how you can help her go back there.

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Greece and Eurozone: divorce?

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Our economically liberal political scientist gives his assessment of whether the intentions of leaders on the Greek and EU sides match up with their rhetoric of striving to stay together. What would you say?

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