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submitted by George Poulos on 06.05.2004

Elgin's

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Elgin as a young man

At the end of the eighteenth century Louis Francois Sebastien Fauvel was sent by the French Ambassador to Athens to collect antiquities and send them back to France. This he was able to do by bribing the local Ottoman authorities and he amassed an impressive collection. He requested again and again to take parts of the Parthenon but he was always refused by the Turkish government. When Turkey went to war with ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 05.05.2004

The Pathenon & the Parthenon Marbles - Matt Barrett's perspective

The Parthenon or the Temple of Athena was built between 447 and 438 BC in the Doric style under the leadership of Pericles. The acropolis had been the site of an older temple and other monuments which had been destroyed by the Persians when the people of Athens evacuated the city. When the Persians were defeated columns from the older buildings were used in the construction of the Acropolis walls as a reminder of what Athens had suffered.

The Parthenon was designed by the architects ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 27.04.2004

Lord Elgin & the Parthenon Marbles - Matt Barrett's biography

Lord Elgin

As English Lords go, Thomas Bruce, the Seventh Earl of Elgin was in bad shape in 1798. His health was poor, he was a bachelor and he was broke. He was however well educated and had risen through the ranks of the military to become a lieutenant-colonel at the age of twenty-nine and had raised and commanded his own regiment, the Elgin Highland Fencibles and had established a respectable diplomatic reputation acting as special envoy in Vienna and Brussels as well as Minister ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 27.04.2004

Parthenon Marbles - Matt Barrett's Introduction

The debate over the Parthenon Marbles has been going on for two centuries and seems to be coming to a head. The statues and reliefs that Lord Elgin had come to draw and make molds from and ended up taking back to England have been in the British Museum almost that long. They may be headed home to the new Acropolis Museum in Athens. This is their story.

Elgin Marbles
(el´gin) (KEY) , ancient sculptures taken from Athens to England in 1806 by Thomas Bruce, 7th earl of Elgin; ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 26.09.2007

Hearn, Patrick Lafcadio Cassimati - iDiary

iDIARY PAGES

From:

http://www.lafcadiohearn.org/bkup.html

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Great news arrived today in a letter, written in English, from Dimitri, our Levkas, Greece, church friend.

Dr. Charles ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 28.04.2004

Paliohora - THE AUSTRALIAN PALIOCHORA-KYTHERA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY - Abstract of Lecture delivered by Timothy E Gregory, to the Archaeological Institute of America

Timothy E. Gregory
Ohio State University

Aphrodite, Minoans and the Pirates: Archaeology of the Island of Kythera

The island of Kythera is a remote and little-known part of he Greek would, mid-way between the Peloponnesos and Crete. Difficult to get to and often difficult to leave, Kythera claims to be the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, but its landscape is today almost completely deserted as a result of mass migration, largely to Australia, over the last ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 20.04.2004

Asteroid #570 Kythera.

On July 30th, 1905 M. Wolf discovered asteroid #570 -KYTHERA.

I am very intrigued to learn more about M. Wolf, and asteroid #570 -KYTHERA.

Can anyone add to our "astronomical" knowledge.

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 05.05.2004

Antikythera mechanism 6 - LINKS

The Antikythera mechanism Links:

[[picture:"Antikythera mechanism - All Gearing.gif" ID:2418]]
General plan of all gearing, composite diagram,
from De Solla Price, Transactions of the American Philosophical
Society Vol 64 No 7 (1974).

A reference to the Antikythera mechanism appears in

What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
by Ralph Leighton (Contributor), Richard Phillips Feynman

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 26.05.2004

NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard, (Part) Day Transcript for 7 June 2002. - ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY CONSTANTINOS STEPHANOPOULOS, PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC

NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard*, (Part) Day Transcript for 7 June 2002.

The business of the House was suspended to hear an address by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

It is interesting because reference is made to

a. The number of Hellenes who have made a significant contribution to Australian political life. "Throughout Australia there are 20 members of Parliament presently serving in State parliaments or Federal Parliament who are of Greek ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 28.04.2004

Paliohora - THE AUSTRALIAN PALIOCHORA-KYTHERA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY - New Mapping technology

uninews

The University of Sydney

27 September 2002

Changing the way we look at the world

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Data detectives: Ian Johnson and Andrew Wilson at work on the TimeMap project

By Alison Handmer

To say that Ian Johnson and Andrew Wilson have the whole world in their hands is only a minor exaggeration. ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.04.2004

Hellenic Studies Forum - Publications.

Hellenic Studies Forum - Publications.


"Hellenism & the Greek Community"
HSF & Neos Kosmos, Ellikon Printers, Melbourne 1997

"Greeks in English Speaking Countries"
Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar, HSF, Melbourne 1993

"The Phantom Republic of Pontos and the Megali Catastrophe"
an occassional paper by H.J. Psomiades, 1993

"The Greek Media in Australia"
by John Burke, July 1993

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.04.2004

Hellenic Studies Forum - 2nd International Conference

2nd International Conference

"Hellenism in the 21st Century"

Dates: 1st to 3rd August 1997
Venue: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Organised and hosted by: Hellenic Studies Forum

Supported by: General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Bank of Cyprus, Eurographics, Dinos Toumazos

Go to:

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~hsfau/h21c.html

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.04.2004

Hellenic Studies Forum Inc - Objectives

Hellenic Studies Forum, Inc.

The Hellenic Studies Forum is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of the study of Hellenic history, culture, and sciences, as related to the Hellenes of the Diaspora. HSF organises, promotes, supports and encourages research, conferences, lectures, seminars, cultural events and workshops on issues relevant to those who call or have called themselves Greeks, Hellenes or Romioi.

The Hellenic Studies Forum pursues the publication ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 17.04.2004

Hellenic Studies Forum Conference 1992

1st International Conference

"Greeks in English Speaking Countries"

Dates: 27 to 30 March 1992

Venue: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Organised and hosted by: Hellenic Studies Forum

Supported by:

State Government of Victoria

Government of Greece

The Speros B. Vryonis Centre for the Study of Hellenism

The Australian Bicentennial Multicultural Foundation ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 26.12.2004

Hellas v's Greece 1

Kytherians, as diaspora Greeks, have entered very enthusiastically and passionately into debates such as the return of the Parthenon Marbles by the British Museum to the Hellenic Republic.

We should be encouraged to enter into all such debates - including another that has raged for centuries - are we Ellines - (Hellenes)- or Greeks.

In the January/February 2004 issue of Odyssey, Tania Kollias, reported on Chritos Alexopoulos's campaign to change the name ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 11.04.2004

Ionian Flag - Historical background.

Chronology

Venetian Rule, 1386-1797.

Venice acquired the Ionian Islands off the western coast of Greece in 1386. Venice was a major naval power, and the islands were extremely important for control of access to the Adriatic Sea. After the Treaty of Passarowitz in 1718 all that remained of the Venetian Empire was the Dalmatian Coast and the Ionian Islands.

French Rule, 1797-1800.

In 1796 Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Piedmontese in ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 03.03.2005

Ionian Flag - 1817-1864

The study of flags is called vexillology - from the Latin - "vexillum" - which was the metal standard - (often, the eagle) - that Roman armies carried as they advanced into battle.
The word may not be in some of your dictionaries - as it was only introduced into the English language in 1956 - in an article by Witney Smith in the Flag Bulletin. (USA).
Vexillography is the art of designing flags.

The British Naval Ensign is constructed as a Union Jack in the canton, on ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 03.03.2005

Ionian Flag - 1800-1807

The study of flags is called vexillology - from the Latin - "vexillum" - which was the metal standard - (often, the eagle) - that Roman armies carried as they advanced into battle.
The word may not be in some of your dictionaries - as it was only introduced into the English language in 1956 - in an article by Witney Smith in the Flag Bulletin. (USA).
Vexillography is the art of designing flags.

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Image by ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 16.04.2004

Antikythera mechanism 5 - on display at the Greek National Archaeological Museum in Athens

It has been commented upon that given the revolutionary and technologically advanced nature of this mechanism, it is given far too little prominence in the Museum.

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For a broader introduction to the Antikyhera mechanism - see the entry in this section entitled simply - Antikythera mechanism 1.

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 16.04.2004

Antikythera mechanism 2 - line drawing of the mechanism in situ

Derek De Solla Price, 1959

From the evidence of the fragments one can get a good idea of the appearance of the original object. Consisting of a box with dials on the outside and a very complex assembly of gear wheels mounted within, it must have resembled a well-made 18th-century clock. Doors hinged to the box served to protect the dials, and on all available surfaces of box, doors and dials there were long Greek inscriptions describing the operation and construction of the instrument. ...