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Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Pro Publio Sestio

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submitted by Thodoros Magonezos on 29.11.2003

St.Theodore's massacre

On the 12th of May we celebrate St. Theodore.

Once upon a time on the eve of the day there used to be a huge celebration, and people would come from all over the island to join in. In the evening sales men would arrive and spread their goods under the trees. They brought farming products, tools and home made produce, and even animals, on which they would stick a flower to show that the animal was for sale. Mini “tavernas” were set up under the trees and the roasts would soon be ...

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submitted by Eleni Malanos on 26.07.2003

Anna Coroneo

- A Short Story about My Mother.

This article was written for The Kytherian under The Kytherian Cinema Supplement The Picture Show Men – August 2001 and was then adapted for The Greek Australian VEMA in March 2003.

Anna Coroneo was born in Pitsinathes, Kythera in May 1928. When I think how hard things are for us today, I have to remember how hard things were for our parents then. Yes, you might say things were simpler, less complicated and less competitive ...