SAKIS IOANNIDIS

classical-studies-needs-structural-changes
LATEST ARTICLE

Dan-el Padilla Peralta is not very well known in Greece. Or, at least, he wasn’t until a few months ago, when the Dominican-born associate professor of Classics at Princeton was portrayed in the media as the chief advocate for the revisionist movement sweeping US universities which draws a link between Classical studies, as they are taught today, and racism and the construction of “white supremacy.”


ARCHIVE
01.09.2021 / 11:02

Once the redevelopment of the Thessaloniki’s central square is completed, according to the new proposal that won the first prize in the municipality’s architectural competition, visitors are seen taking in a walking route that begins from a palm tree-surrounded space off central Tsimiski Street and ends at a newly imagined, “water-themed” Aristotelous Square.







23.03.2021 / 19:48

The loud noise made by the machinery polishing the white marble in the entrance of the National Gallery in Athens was almost enough to drown out the commotion on nearby Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue. Construction crews were preparing the areas around the building’s perimeter that will be filled with decorative plants, and the water canal that […]


02.03.2021 / 15:25

You might ask yourself why the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) decided on travel and journeys as its theme this year when such things are so out of reach.



05.02.2021 / 20:58

The next time your spring allergies start acting up, don’t be too cross with the pollen causing them, because hundreds of years from now, it may provide palynology scientists and researchers with valuable clues about the vegetation around you and the changes that the landscape has undergone. 


23.01.2021 / 16:25

A building in the central Athens district of Thiseio that housed the historic Athenaeum Conservatory – organizer of the Maria Callas Grand Prix – for 22 years, suffered extensive looting in an act of barbarism by unknown assailants.


12.12.2020 / 17:50

What color is the joy of Christmas? The sadness of the pandemic and grief for its victims? With those emotions running rampant these days, design firm Amigo & Amigo have translated feelings into colors with the installation “Parabolic Light Cloud.”



31.08.2020 / 17:19

Twenty-five distinguished public figures of the British arts and letters – all renowned for their philhellenic spirit – put their signatures to an open letter published by The Times recently, calling on the governments of Europe to show more active support for Greece and Cyprus against the recent Turkish provocations.