If Athenians were such nice people, how come they cut off all the thumbs of the people of Aegina? Or kill all males in Lesvos? Or brand an owl on the foreheads of the people of Samos?
Aphrodite was of course know for her beauty. She was often referred to as “callipigos”, ie “lovely rumped” Aphrodite and her sacred tree was the box tree, again in honor of her buttocks! ( πύξος [ pyxos ]) the tree, (πυγαί [ pygae ] the buttocks)
It has been decided. Unless some other country takes the technological lead in the next ten years in a major way, English will not only remain the de facto global language but will also greatly expand its reach. We can debate the finer points about lost nuances, great cultures of the past and all… Continue reading There can only be one global language
The antics of the Greek government these past 100 days have achieved what nobody for decades had managed to shift: the image of Greeks. As correctly identified by various spin doctors, the image of a Zorba type lazy Greek at the cafe was holding us back. No matter how many advertising campaigns we… Continue reading At long last…a new image for Greeks!