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Nikos Kazantzakis

15.06.2017 in Arts & Culture

Kazantzakis Publications Sharing the words of the great writer globally… It was in only a short while after Nikos Kazantzakis’s death in 1957 that his wife and life companion, Eleni, disillusioned by the treatment of the then-publishers of her husband’s works, decided to take matters into her own hands and establish a publishing house which would publish the entirety of Kazantzakis’s titles, regardless of their popularity, commercial appeal or conformity to the existing societal and ideological strictures. In her vision, this publishing house (El. N. Kazantzakis Publications) would allow each title to be edited and published according to Nikos Kazantzakis’s…

The Palace of Nestor

09.10.2016 in Arts & Culture, History, Travel

The Palace of Nestor For many readers of the Homeric epic, the world of the Iliad and Odyssey reflects a semi-mythical heroic past. But what happens when archaeology confirms these myths as something more than fairy tale? In such cases, humanity is rewarded with an astonishing discovery. The Palace of Nestor in Pylos is one of the great archaeological discoveries that brought the mythical world of Homer into historical reality. Located in the western Peloponnese, Nestor’s Palace is the best-preserved building from the Mycenaean period in Greece (1600-1100 BCE). During its peak (14th century BCE), the settlement was surrounded by…