Posted by: episystechpubs | May 12, 2016

Editor’s Corner: It Was All Greek to Me!

Kαλημέρα! (Good morning!)

Yes, I have returned from My Big Fat Greek Orthodox Easter and it was everything I dreamed it would be! I’ve been trying to come up with some helpful new words learned, but unfortunately my “nephews” (15 and 18 years old) did not teach me much that I can share with you and still have a job.

Instead, I have found a few articles about the connection between Greek and English words that I will provide you with in the upcoming days.

For now, here is a photo of the island, Delos, and its ruins, one of the coolest places we visited:

Delos is the supposed birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Here is a bit of information on these two from their Wikipedia articles:

· Apollo:

The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more.

· Artemis:

The Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. [KC-How can someone be the goddess of virginity and childbirth? I’m still trying to figure that out.]

And as a reminder, tomorrow is the last day for photo contest entries! Remember, I’m looking for poor punctuation, bad spelling, atrocious advertising, and any public mistakes on signage that you think deserves attention. I brought one home from the new Acropolis Museum (amazing):

I’m not sure why they felt the need to translate faba (fava) as anything but fava beans, but I ordered the “spit beans” from Santorini anyway. They were delicious!

Kara Church

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