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    Constantino Brumidi (July 26, 1805 – February 19, 1880) was an Greek-Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for his fresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Parentage and early life Brumidi was [...]
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    Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲?), was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of [...]
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    Strait of Juan de Fuca

    December 15, 2014 0
    Ioánnis Phokás (Greek: Ιωάννης Φωκάς), better known by the Spanish transcription of his name, Juan de Fuca (born 1536 on the Ionian island of Cefalonia; died there 1602), was a Greek-born maritime pilot in the [...]
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    Greek numerals

    November 12, 2014 0
    Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using the letters of the Greek alphabet. These alphabetic numerals are also known by names Ionic or Ionian numerals, Milesian numerals, and Alexandrian numerals. In modern Greece, [...]
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    “The sphinxes are probably ready to reveal their secrets,” says Greek culture minister Konstantinos Tasoulas, sitting in his central Athens office talking about the mystery surrounding the “unique” archaeological excavation in the northern town of [...]
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    Alexander the Great

    November 2, 2014 0
    Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας), was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, member of the [...]
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    Oedipus at Colonus

    September 13, 2014 0
    Oedipus at Colonus is one of the three Theban plays of the Athenian tragedian Sophocles. It was written shortly before Sophocles’ death in 406 BC and produced by his grandson (also called Sophocles) at the [...]

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Το Κέρας της Αμάλθειας

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Αμάλθεια < α- στερητικό + μάλθος [= έλλειψη, στέρηση (βλ. μαλθακός)], οπότε η αρχική σημασία της λέξης Αμάλθεια ήταν η μη στέρηση και κατά συνέπεια η γενναιοδωρία   Ο αστεροειδής 113 Αμάλθεια (113 Amalthea), που [...]

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