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Alexander the Great – Tracing His Path

HFC–Alexandria invites you, Sunday May 10 at 18:00, to the opening of the photographic exhibition and presentation of the book with the same title: Alexander the Great: Tracing His Path 2300 Years Later, by Simoni Zafeiropoulou. The event is held in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

UPDATE: The opening brought a cross section of Alexandrians and was attended by the Greek Consul of Alexandria, Christos Kapodistrias, as well as representatives of the Greek church and the city government. Dr. Mohamed Awad introduced Dr. Zafeiropoulou and helped cut the ribbon:

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Aristotle

Aristotle, or Aristoteles, (c.384-322 BC) was born in Stagirus in the Greek colony of Chalcidice, which lies to the north of Greece near Macedon. Aristotle was never an Athenian citizen, despite having spent most of his life in Athens. Nicomachus, Aristotle’s father, was court physician to King Amyntas III of Macedon.

Aristotle came to Athens to study and joined Plato’s Academy in 367 BC. Aristotle became Plato’s best student and was generally felt to be  Plato’s successor. He remained at the Academy until Plato’s death in 347 BC, when, bypassed in the election of the Academy’s next president, Aristotle left Athens with a few students and friends. Continue reading Aristotle

The Beginning

Greek belongs to the Indo-European language family. Proto-Greek speakers possibly came to the Greek peninsula in the 3rd millennium BC and Proto-Greek is assumed to be the ancestor to all known varieties of Greek. Since the 3rd millennium BC, Greek has been spoken uninterruptedly in Greece. Although scholars tend to emphasize the antiquity, the Greek language does not end with the classical period or the Hellenistic Koine. On the contrary, it shows a remarkable continuity through the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires down to the present. Continue reading The Beginning