Epicurus ( Greek: Ἐπίκουρος, 341–270 BC)


Epicurus ( Greek: Ἐπίκουρος, 341–270 BC)

was an ancient Greek philosopher who founded a school of philosophy now called Epicureanism.

For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia—peace and freedom from fear—and aponia—the absence of pain—and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that the root of all human neurosis was death denial, and the tendency for human beings to assume that death will be horrific and painful, which he claimed causes unnecessary anxiety, selfish self-protective behaviors, and hypocrisy. According to Epicurus, death is the end of both the body and the soul and therefore should not be feared. He also taught that the gods neither reward nor punish humans; that the universe is infinite and eternal; and that occurrences in the natural world are ultimately the result of atoms moving and interacting in empty space

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

Odysseas Elytis - Greek Poet (Οδυσσέας Ελύτης)


'Because I love those people who love life.
Those whose their sorrow is their power.
Those who know that they do not know eveything,
because everything is not learned.
Those who drain from nothing, eveything.
For themselves and everyone they love.
And they do not get tired, seeking out each day's beauty,
in people's smiles, in hugging animals,
in a black and white photo, in a colourful laundry.'

Δεν κάνει κρύο στην Ελλάδα


Athens, Greece. Sunday, March 11 2018. 21 degress Celsius :)

"Δεν κάνει κρύο στην Ελλάδα
Κρύο δεν έκανε ποτέ
Έλα απόψε για να νιώσεις
Όπως δεν ένιωσες ποτέ"

Greek coffee


Μου αρέσει ο ελληνικός καφές (greek coffee)
Εσύ τι καφέ πίνεις;

Άσε ένα ψέμα - Γιώργος Μυλωνάς


How good are you at understanding greek songs? Here is a nice one! Try to understand without looking the lyrics then listen again with some lyrics help. Also suitable for elementary and pre-intermediate students, so go for it!

Άσε ένα ψέμα - Γιώργος Μυλωνάς

Άσε ένα ψέμα σου, στα μάτια μου,
στα χείλη, στο λαιμό μου,
άσε ένα ψέμα να κυλάει στο πρόσωπό μου,
να `χω ένα ψεύτικο φιλί για αληθινό μου, για αληθινό μου

Δε θέλω πάλι την αλήθεια να μου πεις
θέλω ένα ψέμα να μιλάει μόνο για μένα
πόσο μ’ αγάπησες και πόσο το εννοείς
πόσο ο κόσμος όλος ήμουνα για σένα

Δε θέλω πάλι η αλήθεια σου να βγει
θέλω ένα ψέμα να μιλάει και για τους δυο μας
φτιάξε μια θάλασσα και βάλε μας εκεί
ρίξε και αστέρια πάνω απ το μέτωπο μας

Άσε ένα ψέμα σου, στα μάτια μου,
στα χείλη, στο λαιμό μου,
άσε ένα ψέμα να κυλάει στο πρόσωπό μου,
να `χω ένα ψεύτικο φιλί για αληθινό μου, για αληθινό μου

Δε θέλω πάλι η αλήθεια σου να βγει
θέλω ένα ψέμα να μιλάει και για τους δυο μας
φτιάξε μια θάλασσα και βάλε μας εκεί
ρίξε και αστέρια πάνω απ το μέτωπο μας

Άσε ένα ψέμα σου, στα μάτια μου,
στα χείλη, στο λαιμό μου,
άσε ένα ψέμα να κυλάει στο πρόσωπό μου,
να `χω ένα ψεύτικο φιλί για αληθινό μου, για αληθινό μου
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Ms4ec9o3g

The Ancient Greek temple of Poseidon


Sea and wisdom perfectly combined.
The Ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, built during 444–440 BC, is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens.
It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 metres (200 ft).

Carnival in Athens

Do you celebrate the Carnival in your country?
The Carnival period comes to its end this Sunday, so here is a nice video for you about the Carnival in Athens!
Enjoy!

Τσικνοπέμπτη

Here is a short video about Τσικνοπέμπτη in Thessaloniki.
Τσικνοπέμπτη was yesterday and its literally Barbeque Thursday "because of the smell of the grilled meat in the air". It is part of the traditional celebrations for Carnival season in Greece and Cyprus.


παίζω - I play


Hi, here is a little grammar for you, I play, I played, this is how we form it in Greek. Here is the Present and Past of the verb παίζω - I play

Το μέλι

Εδώ είναι μια διαφήμιση για το μέλι. Εσύ τρως μέλι; Σου αρέσει;

Epictetus

είναι αδύνατο means It's impossible

 Ἐπίκτητος, AD 55 – 135
was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey) and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life.

His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion.

Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline.

To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens.

However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.

Εσύ τι καφέ πίνεις;

Here is a nice video about how to make a greek coffee. Frappe is also delicious but winter is coming so having a greek coffee is a perfect choice! 

Skype Greek: Mpougatsa (Greek: Μπουγάτσα)

Skype Greek: Mpougatsa (Greek: Μπουγάτσα): Μπουγάτσα Θεσσαλονίκης με Κρέμα Mpougatsa is one of the most famous Greek breakfast pastries in Northern Greece. It comes with differe...