Aristotle crowns the list, but SO MANY ARE THE GREEKS ON TOP 10!
ELLINIDES: THE VIBRANT HEART OF OUR FAMILIES
Bouboulina and Manto’s heroic acts are unique and historic, but the values underlying those acts are certainly not rare. The idea of selflessness and the notion of dedicating one’s life to the betterment of others is not atypical among Greek women. Indeed, one might say the same bravery and courage that caused Greek war heroines to storm the battlefield courses through the veins of every woman of Greek descent. There is a particular spark in the eye and strength in the heart that seems to be embedded in the DNA of Greek women. It’s not surprising then that so often Greek women are matriarchs in their families. From the strong-willed grandma, the yiayia ,whose playful spirit never darkens - no matter how long she might be dressed in black mourning the beloved husband for life- to the figure of the greek mother, who serves as a rock through generations, it is rare to find a woman of Greek descent who doesn’t have innate leadership, problem-solving skills, and strength.
Strength is our defining characteristic. It’s what’s been bequeathed to us since ancient Greece. It’s the legacy we leave to the Greek women of tomorrow.
Indeed, it is that very strength that’s on display in Greece as the nation weathers an unprecedented economic crisis. As so many Greeks battle poverty and lack of opportunity, women in Greece are exhibiting an everyday heroism that awes and inspires. They’re the fulcrum of their families, the ones pinching euros, and yes, taking to the street to fight for their children’s future. They are the quiet heroes of modern Greece.
Poorer than Bouboulina and Manto?
Surely, but no less brave
We thank Hellenic American Leadership Council for this excellent article.
A glorious concert, dedicated to the special Greeks who raised their work abroad, the "Greeks of the World", was held at the Herodium theatre in Athens, as a special tribute to all the Greeks that made Greece shine in "the ears and eyes" of the wolrd, distributing their voice, poems, songs, and music time .
Theo Angelopoulos , Odysseas Elytis , Constantine Cavafy , Nikos Kazantzakis , Michael Cacoyannis , Maria Callas , James Kampanelis , Melina Mercouri , Yannis Ritsos , Giorgos Seferis , Dionysios Solomos, Vassilis Vassilikos , Kostas Gavras , Nana Mouskouri , Vangelis and Mikis Theodorakis, were a among the ones that were honored on 28 September
The ancient theater sang to "the cosmos" again, filled with composers, poets, singers and actors , for the Greeks Abroad, the Greeks of the Mother Greece, the diaspora meets homeland through art and culture. The aim of the event is to create sculpture statue on the Greek diaspora in Makrisia of Olympia, where for 23 years the Greeks who emigrated celebrate, in the chapel of foreign lands, St. John's land in early August
Diva Maria Callas & actress and blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe--two incredible women that left their mark on culture...one died too young, the other broken-hearted when the love of her life, Ari Onassis married Jackie O--whose late husband President Kennedy allegedly had an affair with Marilyn...oh to be a fly on the wall when these two chatted!
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Ioannis V. Yannas, the inventor of artificial skin, who is a Greek, the Professor of polymer science and engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recognized as one of the highest achievers in his field last week when the National Inventors Hall of Fame announced it would be inducting him at their 2015 ceremony this May. With this honor, which recognizes his invention of what has become known as "artificial skin," Yannas joins a small group of approximately 500 renowned Hall-of-Fame inventors.
just a few decades ago, human and pig skin were often used in burn
treatments, but were commonly rejected by the body’s immune system.
Immune suppressants also left patients vulnerable to infection. What's
more, replacement skin often suffered from dehydration; at the time, no
one had yet found a way of rebuilding skin that could maintain a normal
moisture level. Find the Special Greek professor Yannas' interview on camera, and more of this sotry on our greektomefan site
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