The Missing Pieces
Research sheds light on the missing persons of Cyprus who disappeared without a trace during the Turkish invasion of 1974. Andrea Stylianou talks to “Neos Kosmos” about her academic achievements and being a human rights advocate.
ΦΥΛΛΟΡΡΟΕΣ-Κριτική/NOSTOS and ALGOS-Review
“Επίγνωση” είναι ο τίτλος του πρώτου ποιήματος της συλλογής αυτής. Και αυτό δεν είναι τυχαίο. Ο ποιητής πολύ συνειδητά προτάσσει αυτό το ποίημα με αυτό τον τίτλο στην συλλογή του. Επίγνωση όμως για ποιο πράγμα; Για το ότι η ποιητική συλλογή αυτή υπόκειται στους φυσικούς νόμους της φθοράς, ότι τα φύλλα της θα κιτρινίσουν και μοιραία κάποια στιγμή θα πέσουν αφήνοντας πίσω γυμνό να χάσκει το κενό που υποβόσκει πίσω από κάθε ποιητική συλλογή, πίσω από οποιοδήποτε έργο δημιουργίας;
Education is useful when the student is taught how to think liberally and not just to copy academic literature. Excess of education often produce lower intellect, intolerant and Calvinistic attitudes. It was never meant for humans to study a lot in order to find the right work in their life. All humans where born with certain talents to follow in life, which lead them to a unmistakable happier living with intellectual and spiritual success.
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, set primarily in each new doctor a definition along with the standard oath, that: “You cannot be good a doctor without being a philosopher at the same time.” We know that the philosopher besides the reflective, observant and intellectual learning is also a strict naturalist, which rightly so that the ancient Greeks used to call them Iatrophilosophers.
For this reason I would like to expand a bit on this definition for the ordinary person with a slight variation: “You can never be cured completely by a physician when he is unable to explain to you in simple language, the cause of your illness.”
From Dusk to Dawn
At Diasporic Literature Spot, being a literary website, from time to time we receive books from established as well as aspiring writers. I would say that in most cases these books can be a hassle to read and an even bigger problem to write about. However there are those certain books, by certain emerging or inspiring and aspiring writers that we feel privileged to receive, to hold in our hand and to read deepest thoughts in creamy or white colour pages. These specific books are the reason why Diasporic Literature is in existence
A tribute to Costas Montis
Kostas Montis, the man and his poetry that touched my life like no other, the undercelebrated and overshadowed poet of the 20th century is hereby offered a minor compensation by Diasporic. So minor that his remembrance should really never mention it. For his memory should remain pure like the words in his verse, unbiased like his thought, benevolent like his love for virtue.
The Ptolemies, like philosopher kings, endowed Alexandria, with the Royal Library and the Mouseion. They also supported gifted men and women bursting with curiosity and ambition to conduct research in the fields assigned to the nine Muses over three hundred years.
Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821–91) the renowned historian of that era documented the importance of the pioneering work undertaken in Alexandria.
By Gabrielle Morgan Among the many books on my bookshelves there are some more treasured than others, especially the ones which have been signed by the authors themselves. I often come across newspaper clippings of reviews that I had slipped between the pages and sometimes I find a lovely card […]