Author: Katerina Batsiola

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The Greek queen of the Nile

Cleopatra VII, born in 70-69 BC, was the daughter of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra V Tryphaena. Believed to be siblings, Cleopatra’s parents were the descendants of Ptolemy I Soter, a general of Alexander the...

chios sphinx coin 0

The Greek sphinx

Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea off the Anatolia coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The coinage of Chios featured as...

Manuel Doukas Chrisaphes 0

Manuel Dukas Chrisaphes

A singer, composer, and musical theoretician, Manuel Chrysaphes was called β€œthe New Koukouzeles” by his admirer, the Cretan composer John Plousiadinos. He is the author of at least 300 compositions, including nearly full modal...

Lycabettus hill – the hill that is walked by wolves 0

Lycabettus hill – the hill that is walked by wolves

Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to goddess Athena, who created it when she dropped a limestone mountain she had been carrying from the Pallene peninsula for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding...

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