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7/31/2014: CHS's Summer 2014 newsletter now available!

7/19/2014: Farewell interview with outgoing Greek Consul of Atlanta and friend of the Center, Vassilios Gouloussis

6/15/2014: June 2014 Greece in America newsletter from the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC

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Welcome to the Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University. We are delighted to share some of our exciting new programming and initiatives with you, and we invite you to visit our website often for further updates about our annual program of lectures, concerts, film screenings, study abroad opportunities and other cultural events.

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ΤΗΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣΥΝΗΣ ἥλιε νοητέ
μή παρακαλῶ σας μή

Άετόμορφα ἔχει τὰ ψηλὰ βουνὰ
καὶ τὰ σπίτια πιὸ λευκὰ

Τῆς Άσίας ἂν ἀγγίζειἀπὸ τὴ μιὰ
στὸν αἰθέρα στέκει νά


Mindful sun of Justice,
I beg you, do not

Its eagle-shaped and soaring mountains,
and the white houses made whiter

Hugging close to Asia on one side
it hovers alone in that high air,

καὶ μυρσίνη σὺ δοξαστική
λησμονᾶτε τὴ χώρα μου!

στὰ ἡφαίστεια κλήματα σειρὰ
στοῦ γλαυκοῦ τὸ γειτόνεμα!

τῆς Εὐρώπης λίγο ἂν ἀκουμπᾶ
καὶ στὴ θάλασσα μόνη της!


and you, glorying myrtle,
do not forget my country!

its wine-cultivated volcanic hills,
by being so near to the blue sea!

a bit further to Europe on the other,
and bathes alone in that sweet sea.

Odysseas Elytis, Axion Esti, “The Passion”