Author Archives: Dallas DeForest

Sherita

Sherita is a NYC-based band that explores “the acoustic traditions of the Balkans and Near East.” I had the opportunity to see them play at Barbes, in Park Slope, when I lived in NYC. They’re really outstanding – in all … Continue reading

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On Vassilis Paleokostas

The BBC has an excellent long form story on Vassilis Paleokostas, Greece’s notorious “Robin Hood” figure. He’s escaped from Korydallos prison twice – by helicopter – and remains at large today, despite the sizable bounty placed on his head. Take … Continue reading

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The Amphipolis Tomb

An enormous tomb is currently under excavation at Amfipoli, Greece. It’s been all over the news, so you may have read about it already. But if not, here’s a website that collects information about the ongoing work: The Amphipolis Tomb … Continue reading

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The Digital Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Classical Library – whose little green and red volumes contain between them nearly the entire corpus of classical Greek and Latin literature (with facing English translations) – is going digital this fall. From the website: “…the introduction of … Continue reading

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Save the Archives – Preserving Greek Migration History

In the mid-20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated to the US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, mainly as a result of WWII, the Greek civil war, and the socio-economic disruption that these wars caused. A new initiative, Save the Archives, seeks to … Continue reading

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Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire

Scholars at Cambridge are busy mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire, which is no easy task. The evidence is fragmentary and quite dispersed. Here’s an overview of the the project from their website: “The aim of the project … Continue reading

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Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World for iPad

If you like maps of antiquity, you know that the Barrington Atlas is the Gold Standard. And the weighty tome has now been converted into an app for the iPad. From the website: “In 102 interactive color maps, this app … Continue reading

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