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  1. Yes, I guess this could be translated as "this darkness is an eclipse"
  2. Too many questions Question 1: Alexander Roberts' and James Donaldson's translation seems fairly correct to me. I would translate this piece as follows (I'm not an expert in theology or ancient Greek translations...): τουτο το σκοτος εκλειψιν του ηλιου Θαλλος αποκαλει εν τριτη των ιστοριων, ως εμοι δοκει, αλογως In my opinion (ως εμοι δοκει), Thallus calls (Θαλλος αποκαλει) this darkness an eclipse of the sun (τουτο το σκοτος εκλειψιν του ηλιου), in the third book of Histories (εν τριτη των ιστοριων), without reason (αλογως). Question 2: I can't see the original Greek text, but "eklipontos" also means the deceased. Nonetheless, it would make sense to me that "Christian" writers would try to sensationalize any such event and make it sound as an event triggered by god, while "non-Christian" writers would just pass it as a natural event. Question 3: The Greek text in Josephus' Antiquities you provided sounds completely normal to me if one reads "allos" as "another" (or someone else). It doesn't sound normal if you read "allos" as "Hallos" or "Thallos" This doesn't make sense at all.
  3. Not sure if part of the movie is supposed to take place in Mykonos specifically or if they just wanted to show a typical Greek Aegean landscape.
  4. I had collected this list a few years ago and it was posted in our old forum, but never moved it over to this one. Here it is then. Please add on to it as I think the last movie added was sot in 2008 or 2009. MOVIES FILMED IN GREECE Zorba the Greek (1964) Anthony Quinn, shot in Crete. Boy on a Dolphin (1957) Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb and Sophia Loren on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. Escape to Athena (1979) Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven. Shot in Athens. Shirley Valentine (1989) Pauline Collins, shot in Mykonos. For Your Eyes Only (1981) James Bond movie with Roger Moore, part of the film was shot in Meteora and Corfu. Never on Sunday (1960) Melina Merkouri, shot in Piraeus. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001) Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz, shot in Cephalonia (Kephalonia). Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Angelina Jolie, part of the film was shot in Santorini. High Season (1987) Jacqueline Bisset, James Fox, Irene Papas. Shot in Rhodes. Bourne Identity (2002) Matt Damon, part of the film was shot on the island of Mykonos. For The Love of Benji (1977) Patsy Garrett and Cynthia Smith, shot in Athens. Pascali’s Island (1988 ) Ben Kingsley, filmed on the island of Simi. Mediterraneo (1991) Vanna Barba, filmed on the island of Kastellorizo. The Tempest (1979) Peter Bull and David Meyer, filmed on some Greek island. The Burglars (1971) Athens Eleni (1985) Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich and Linda Hunt. Filmed in Greece (?). The Guns of Navarone (1961) Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn, filmed somewhere in Greece. Summer Lovers (1982) Darryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher. Shot in Santorini. The Greek Tycoon (1978 ) Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset, shot in Athens. Stella (1955) Melina Merkouri, Athens and Piraeus Ulysses’ Gaze (1995) Harvey Keitel, shot in Greece. The Big Blue (1989) David Brisbin, filmed in Amorgos (Aegean island) Midnight Express (1978 ) Brad Davis, Irene Miracle and Bo Hopkins. Part of the film was shot in Greece. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and America Ferrera, part of the film was shot in Santorini. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) El Greco (2007). Shot in Crete. Mama Mia (2008). Shot in Skiathos. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. With, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierce Brosnan My life in ruins (2009). Directed by Nia Vardalos. Shot in various Greek cities. MOVIES ABOUT GREECE OR GREEKS NOT FILMED IN GREECE Cleopatra (1963) Elizabeth Taylor. Yes, Cleopatra was Greek My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine and John Corbett. The famous Greek-American wedding story. Alexander (2004) Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer. The story of Alexander the Great and the conquest of the Persian empire. Troy (2004) Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom. The Trojan War, loosely based on Homer’s Iliad. 300 (2006) Gerard Butler. The story of King Leonidas and battle of Thermopylae. Some more - lesser known films Ο Κοζάκος κα τ’αηδόνι, 1935 Αθήνα Celui qui dot mourir, (ο Χριστός Ξανασταυρωνεται) 1957 Κρήτη The Angry Hills, 1959 Athens Atlas, 1961 Athens Tin Tin et le Mystere de la Toison D’ Or, (O Τεντέν και το χρυσόμμαλο δέρας) 1961 Πειραιάς , Μετέωρα Φαίδρα, 1962 Υδρα, Πειραιάς, Αθήνα De la Poudre et des Balles (Μπαρούτι & Βόλια) 1961, Αθήνα Τhe 300 Spartans, (Ο Λέων της Σπάρτης-Η Μάχη των Θερμοπηλών) 1962, Αθήνα, Κόρινθος It Happened in Athens, 1962, Αθήνα Aliki My Love, 1962, Ios island In the Cool of the Day, 1963 (Διακοπές στην Ελλάδα) Αθήνα , Ύδρα America America, 1963, Aθήνα Summer Holiday, 1963, (Καλοκαιρινές Διακοπές) Aθήνα Island of Love, 1963, (Rantevou sthn Ydra, sto nisi tou Erota) Ydra Ladie, Die, 1964, (Ναντίν) Αθήνα Πειραιάς La Chasse a l’ Homme, 1964, (Eπιχείρηση το κυνήγι του Ανδρα) Αθήνα Ρόδος Echappement Libre, 1964, (Backfire) Αθήνα The Moon Spinners, 1964 (Τα ίχνη Οδηγούν στην Κρήτη) Κρήτη Top Kapi, 1964 (Τοπ Καπί) Καβάλα The Sailor from Gibraltar, 1965 (Ο Ναύτης του Γιβραλτάρ) Ύδρα, Πειραιάς The Naked Brigade, 1965 (Γυμνή Ταξιαρχία) Κρήτη Le Chiens Dans la Nuit, 1965 (Τα σκυλιά της νύχτας), Αθήνα Un Balle au Coeur, 1965 (Μια σφάιρα στην Καρδιά) Ελλάδα The Steps, 1966, (Τα Σκαλοπάτια) Αθήνα Σαντορίνη La Route de Corinthe, 1967, (Ο δρόμος της Κορίνθου) Αθήνα Κόρινθος The Day the Fish Came Out, 1967 (Οταν τα ψάρια βγήκαν στη στεριά) Γαλαξίδι Bersaglio Mobile, 1967, (Κινητός Στόχος) Αθήνα Lebenszeichen, 1968, (Κινητός Στόχος) Κος The Magus, 1968, (Ο Μάγος) Σπέτσες Patton, 1970 (Πάττον) Κρήτη The Executioner, 1970, (Ο Εκτελεστής) Αθήνα Κέρκυρα Le Casse, 1971, (Oι Διαρρήκτες) Αθήνα La Coda dello Scorpione, 1971, (Η αυγή των στιλέτων) Αθήνα Agent Number 1, 1972, (Ιβάνωφ, Μυστικός Πράκτορας Υπ. Αρ. 1) Αθήνα Medussa, 1973, (Το κυνήγι της Μέδουσας) Ρόδος 40 Carats, 1973, (Σαράντα Καράτια) Ελλάδα Der Gritte Grad, 1975, Το λάθος, Θεσσαλονίκη, Αθήνα Journey into Fear, 1975, ?, Aθήνα Assault on Agathon, 1975, Επίθεση στον Αγάθωνα, Ελλάδα Une femme a sa Fenetre,, 1976, Μια Γυναίκα στο Παράθυρό της, Αθήνα, Δελφοί Loma, 1976, ?, Ρόδος Skyriders, 1976, Οι Καβαλάρηδες των Ουρανών, Μετέωρα Griechische Feigen (!!), 1976, (The Fruit is Ripe), Αθήνα, Δήλος, Ύδρα The Devil’s Men, 1976, Η Μάσκα του Διαβόλου, Ελλάδα A Dream of Passion, 1977, Κραυγή Γυναικών, Αθήνα Δελφοί The Other Side of Midnight, 1977, Η άλλη Πλευρά του Μεσονυχτίου, Ελλάδα Passi di Morte Perduti Nel Buio, 1977, Βήματα Θανάτου στο σκοτάδι, Αθήνα The Cousteau Odyssey, 1977, Ο Κουστώ στο Αιγαίο, Ψάχνοντας τη Χαμένη Ατλαντίδα, Σαντορίνη, Κρήτη Sono Stato Un Agente CIA, 1978, Μυστική Αποστολή στην Ελλάδα, Fedora, 1978, Φαιδώρα, Κέρκυρα Milo-Milo, 1979, Ιδού η Ρόδος Ιδου και το Πήδημα, Μήλος Cathy’s Child, 1979, Αθήνα On a Vole la Cuisse de Jupiter, 1980, O Πράκτοράς μας στην Ελλάδα, Κέρκυρα, Αθήνα, Πάργα, Μετέωρα Raise the Titanic, 1980, Ανελκύσατε τον Τιτανικό, Ελλάδα Antropophagus, 1980, Ανθρωποφάγος, Αθήνα, Σέριφος Fantasies, 1981, (!!) Αθήνα, Μύκονος Tempest, 1982, Τρικυμία, Αθήνα Blood Tide, 1982, Το κύμα του αίματος, Μάνη Μήλος Blind Date, 1984, Αθήνα, Ύδρα The Time Traveller, 1984, Ο ταξιδιώτης του Χρόνου, Μύκονος The Little Drummer Girl, 1984, Η μικρή τυμπανίστρια, Ελλάδα Sky High, 1985, Χαμός στο Αιγαίο, Ρόδος, Μύκονος, Αθήνα Pretty Smart, 1986, Ελλάδα Hardbodies 2(!!) 1986, Ρόδος The Wind, 1987, Ανεμος Θανάτου, Μονεμβασιά High Season, 1987, Οι ερωτικές Διακοπές μιας Σαραντάρας, Ρόδος Act of Piracy, 1988, Το Κτύπημα του Γερακιού, Σκιάθος New York Stories, 989, Ιστορίες της Νέας Υόρκης, Αθήνα Island, 1989 Out of Time, 1989, Στη Σκιά του Μέγ’ Αλέξανδρου, Αθήνα Homo Faber, 1991, Ο Ταξειδιώτης, Αθήνα, Δελφοί Hired to Kill, 1992, Το Σάρωμα, Κέρκυρα Ruby Cairo, 1993, Ο Τυχοδιώκτης των Δύο Ηπείρων, Αθήνα, Πειραιάς The Steal, 1994, Αθήνα Un Bruit Qui Rend Fou, 1995, (The Blue Villa), Ύδρα Me and the Gods, 1997, Αθήνα, Χίος La Fille Sur le Pont, 1999, Το Κορίτσι στη Γέφυρα, Αθήνα Sophie’s World, 1999, Ο κόσμος της Σοφίας, , Αθήνα Tsatsiki, Morsan Och Polisen, 1999, Τζατζίκι, Μια οικογένεια για Μένα, Κρήτη Bon Plan, 2000, Η Μεγάλη Περιπέτεια, Μίλος Rat Uzivo, 2000, Αθήνα Signs & Wonders, 2000, Σημάδια και Θαύματα, Αθήνα, Ζαγοροχώρια Escape under Pressure, 2000, Υπο Πίεση, Αθήνα Anna’s Summer, 2001, Το Καλοκαίρι της Αννας, Σύμη The Cat’s Meow, 2001, Το Νιαούρισμα της Γάτας, Κυπαρισσία Boat Trip, 2002, Το πλοίο της Τρελής, Ύδρα Thelma, 2002, Κρήτη Chalte Chalte, 2003, Mύκονος Dillo Con Parole Mie, 2003, Ios Um Filme Falado, 2003, Λόγια μιας Ταινίας, Αθήνα Che ne Sara Di Noi, 2004, Σαντορίνη The Freediver, 2004, Σπέτσες Fishtales, 2007, Σπέτσες Arcadia Lost, 2009, Χαμένη Αρκαδία, Πελοπόννησος
  5. Hey palikari, I'm not angry at you or your opinion When you say that the EU has their own interests at heart, what do you mean? The EU is an economic and political union between a number of European countries (28 I think by now...). It doesn't have any specific self-interests. It promotes and protects the interests of its members. All members (Greece included) have a voice within the EU.
  6. And how exactly did the EU "strangle" (and fucked...) Greece? If anything, Greeks "fucked" themselves hard over the past 25-30 years, since they joined the EU. They collected millions and millions of Euros (and drachmas back in the day) in support from the EU and the Greeks (mostly the politicians and the ruling elite of course...) wasted/spent everything for personal gain. Blaming the EU for this is simply moronic. Don't listen to Tsipras and his cronies. Nobody "fucked" Greece. Greece fucked herself, and by appointing people like Tsipras to represent us as our Prime Minister we continue fucking ourselves in perpetuity.
  7. There are lots of Greeks 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation all over the US and Canada. I've found and spoke to Greeks in the strangest of places. In Hawaii for example (there's a sizeable Greek community too in Honolulu), in several remote small towns in the US and Canada, not to mention of course the big cities where you can find Greeks everywhere (NY, Chicago, Toronto, etc.). Years ago I found a Greek (who owned a restaurant of course...) in some tiny town in northern Canada. We're talking about one of those towns where there's only a main street and some stores and houses built around it - no more than 200-300 people altogether. The guy had married a local girl when he moved there in the 60's and stayed there ever since. He has never gone back to Greece since then, in over 50 years! When I walked in his restaurant and saw a painting of the Acropolis in one corner I knew that the owner was Greek for sure. I asked the server who's the owner and she showed me an old guy working away in the kitchen - and I thought to myself, he's Greek for sure. So I stood up, walked towards the kitchen and casually said "kalispera, ti kaneis?" The guy lifted his head, dropped whatever he was holding, and came running out of the kitchen to hug me. Never seen anything like this before. We were just driving by this time so I didn't have much time to spend with him, but boy was he happy to see me. He was literally in tears the whole time I was there and he was telling me his life story. Over 50 years in a small town in northern Canada, we're talking about far far north. No communication or interaction with any other Greeks in 50 years. He told me he used to write and receive letters from his parents back in the 60's but then his parents died and he lost contact with Greece and anything Greek. He had a loving family in that town, wife and 2 kids (didn't meet the kids but I'd assume they'd be in their 50s). I still remember him to this day - he may be dead by now for all I know - I still remember his happiness to hear someone speaking Greek to him after all those years. I've got several stories about Greeks in Canada and the US. Another time I was having dinner in a small town in British Columbia with my wife and my first born son and I was speaking Greek to him. So an old lady - she must have been in her 80s at the time, we're talking about 2003-2004 - who was sitting next to us leans over and says "you're Greek, aren't you? Unfortunately I don't speak Greek anymore but my father was one of the first Greeks to move to Vancouver in the early 1900s. He got married to a Canadian girl but he never forgot his Greek heritage". And then she started singing a lullaby in Greek to my son who was 2 years old at the time. She said that this was one of the few things she still remembered in Greek since the time she was a kid. Our heritage - not only the Greek heritage of course - is a powerful reminder of where we come from, and many people keep these memories of their heritage close to their heart until they die.
  8. Ετσι. Οποια πετρα κι αν σηκωσεις θα βρες Ελληνα. Εχω βρει Ελληνες στα πιο παραξενα μερη (ειδικα Ελληνες που εχουν μαγαζια, κυριως εστιατορια).
  9. This mythological story below may help answer your question:
  10. admin

    Hello :)

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  11. μακαρονια = pasta (not spaghetti). Nice try though Greeks (as usual) seem to think that the word "melomakarono" has an ancient root (μακαρωνία/μακαρία which apparently was some kind of bread given to people after someone's funeral). In any case, this doesn't seem like a probable root for the word μελομακαρονα to me. It's much more likely that the melomakarona evolved from the "macarons" (French desserts - macaroons in English). It's possible that at some point in time someone in Greece (or Asia Minor, as it's possible that the melomakarona came to mainland Greece with the Greeks from Asia Minor) took those "macarons" and soaked them in honey, hence "melo-makarona".
  12. Greeks have lived in what is today Albania for centuries. This is not something new. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks_in_Albania
  13. I tried to contact him via email a couple of years ago but he never responded. I hope he's ok. In the meantime, we're also missing ajaxmonkey too. He's also gone MIA lately.
  14. I think you answered your own question. It's 3:26am and you're still up and trying to squeeze in one more thing in your day (write a post in this forum) I grew up in a simpler time when our definition of time was quite different. We basically went to school in the morning and then we'd come home in the afternoon and play outside until the sun went down (and oftentimes we kept playing until after the sun went down too...). When I was young the days seemed long, the school year seemed to last forever , but so did the summer break too! Seems to me that the older I get, the faster time seems to go. And don't get me wrong, I'm in no rush to get to the finish line . It just feels that time goes really fast as you grow older. I started realizing this when I was in my early 30s, married with 2 young kids, and it felt as if 24hrs were not enough to accomplish all I needed to do in a day. But then, as I was getting closer to my 40s I realized that I had to change my ways. I had to slow down the pace a bit and enjoy life. It was not easy, but I made some decisions which did change my life and the life of my family. As a start, I decided that no matter what I want to spend a minimum of one month in Greece every summer. This seemed impossible to do at the time, not only because it was difficult to do financially (a trip to Greece every summer for 4 people for a full month would cost us around $20,000), but it was mostly a problem making arrangements with my job at the time to take so much time off at once. As a result, I decided to change my work habits and pick my jobs based on my new requirement. It took me a couple of years to make some lifestyle (and work) adjustments to accommodate all this, but I eventually managed to make this happen. I've been visiting Greece every summer, with my whole family, for the past 10 years for 4-6 weeks long vacations. It was not easy, but it was not that hard to do either. It just took some planning and some determination on my part to change my life. In addition to this, I made several other small lifestyle changes like spending 10-15 minutes every day to slow down and enjoy my coffee (instead of having one on the run). At the end of the day it's our life, and it should be our decision how we'll live it. It's not a rat race. I understand that sometimes we're put into situations where we need to do this, and then this, and then that...work longer hours to make more money so that you can pay the rent or the mortgage or your car payment or whatever else. But what if we would stop for a minute, and think what do we really need? What's more important to us? And then prioritize, and make choices and decisions based on what really matters. It's not easy, but it's not that hard either to make life-changing decisions. It's just a matter of wanting to do it. Your life is yours to live, and your (short...) time on this earth is yours to enjoy.
  15. admin

    Hello :)

    Hey, welcome back. We need you guys posting more often. Dino and I do write some posts in the forum from time to time but we're more active in Hellenism's Facebook account. Eyo is MIA since a couple of years ago. No idea what happened to him.

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