x

Culture

Thermopylae-Salamis 2020 Anniversary Year Event Held in Piraeus

ATHENS — An event to formally celebrate the anniversary of 2,500 years since the battle of Thermopylae and the naval battle of Salamis was held on Wednesday evening at the Naval Cadets Academy in Piraeus, with the leadership of the country attending.

The two events "marked the development of the Persian Wars and determined on several levels the Greek and international history and culture," Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in her address.

The victories of Greeks in the Persian Wars are the start of the long and amazing process of Western civilization, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou noted. Drawing a parallel between the trying times of antiquity and today, especially in the economy, public health and geopolitics, the president noted that studying history and its lessons, "the events that shine throughout the eons, provide an endless intellectual and spiritual reserve."

During such celebrations and events, she noted, "we reconnect with democracy and the bright spirit that connects ancient with modern Greece and Europe," while we also "draw courage and inspiration by the unity and self-sacrifice, strategic acumen and inventiveness against an enemy with overwhelming advantages" both in numbers and resources.

Honorary president of the "Thermopylae-Salamis 2020" anniversary event, Marianna Vardinoyiannis welcomed the prime minister and his wife to the facilities. The event was under the aegis of the Greek president, and took place with the collaboration of the National Defense General Staff.

RELATED

LOS ANGELES — When Katori Hall first pitched the idea to convert her popular play about Black strip club culture into the television series "P-Valley," the Pulitzer Prize winner was either quickly rejected after meeting with networks or denied before she could fully explain the concept.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Greek-American Cornell Student Rescues Man on Subway Tracks in the Bronx

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.