Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ζήτω Η Ελλάς!

Happy Independence Day from sunny Athens. C.P. Cavafy, “In a Great Hellenic Colony, 200 BCE,” 1928 (trans. S. Haviaras) That things in the colony aren’t going so well, there’s no doubt about it, as anyone can tell, and while it’s … Continue reading

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Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922

Yesterday my wife and I went to the Benaki Museum’s excellent exhibit, “Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City, 1900-1922.” It consists of a photographic exhibit and an accompanying documentary film. It’s directed and curated by Maria Iliou, who was … Continue reading

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