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Book Giveaway Winner! - New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, Vol. 10

Congrats to Eric Palac, who blogs at White Flag Beacon. Get in touch with me (plong42 at gmail.com or twitter @plong42) and I will ship your copy of… 255 more words

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Historical Architecture - Photo of the Day (04/16/14)

Tholos: Almost certainly, the idea of circular buildings in Greece derived ultimately from the round store huts of the early Aegeans.  Mycenaeans built round tombs and later tholoi, as circular constructions were called, were built in stone and marble for two or three centuries before the example, the Tholos at Delphi, was erected in about 390 BC. 52 more words


New Nosh Night: E Taverna in Astoria

Having long resided atop my list of places in the neighborhood to eat, E Taverna seemed like an ideal choice for an inaugural New Nosh Night… 499 more words

Heraclitus, Fr. 53

Harmony we can’t see is stronger than harmony we can

ἁρμονίη ἀφανὴς φανερῆς κρείττων.

(but I also like:

“Unseen harmony is stronger than what we can see”)


Souva time.

Cmac and I have been trying to re-embrace Melbs, which involves trying to find a new lunchies place whenever possible. Because we are both suckers for a souva, when I saw Kalamaki, it was a no brainer. 409 more words

Big Fat Greek Couscous Salad

So, this week has been pretty good, after last week I set up to have a full Slimming World week, with NO cheating! I have been pretty good and apart from one family visit where I hoovered down a chunk of my uncles home made Cherry and Coconut Cake with a cuppa (Whole milk and 2 sugars!), what can I say, I couldn’t resist! 656 more words


Points of View: Greek bonds

Points of View: Greek bonds

Last week it was interesting to note that the Greek government has returned to the capital markets for the first time since 2010, raising 3bn Euros in a five-year deal just two years after unnerving global markets by defaulting on its debts.  210 more words

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