the Academy of Athens, one of the three Athenian Trilogy buildings.
Built by Theofil Hansen, it was also modelled on the monuments of the Acropolis.
Of course, it gave me a good excuse to post that photo too...
ΚΑΛΩΣ ΗΛΘΑΤΕ! Kalos ilthate! Welcome! Welcome to the Global Greek World - a world of Greek-Somethings which stretches from Auckland to Zanzibar, from Aruba to Zimbabwe. Wherever you are in the world, this is YOUR world!
Rediscovering the "Soul" of Greece can be viewed as a renaissance of core values -- meaningful values that have been embedded in the Greek DNA for millenia. Indeed, Greece and Greeks, from ancient times to the present day, actually hold the blueprint for overcoming the most formidable challenges people everywhere face in life. In many respects, the current crisis is another manifestation of Greece's continuing leadership role in the evolution of Western Civilization and societal transformation. Much of what Greece has been experiencing in recent years will eventually lead to lessons learned and best practices that will be valuable for other countries and their citizens, many of whom are following in Greece's path. Refocusing on and authentically committing to the meaningful values and goals that have framed traditional Greek culture for generations and reconnecting with the ageless wisdom of Greek philosophy will help to restore Greece's position on the world stage. Like Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey, Greece must forge ahead on its modern-day journey of (self)discovery and transformation. In the process I have no doubt that Greece will find herself and that the deeper meaning of what it is to be "Greek" will rise triumphantly like Heracles (Ηρακλής) from the depths of the Underworld once again. OPA!Read the full article
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If there had not been the virtue and courage of the Greeks,
we do not know which the outcome of World War II would had been.
Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
SocratesI was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.